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Robert Indiana (1928-2018) - Slovakian LOVE seltener Kunstteppich
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Robert Indiana (1928-2018) - Slovakian LOVE seltener Kunstteppich

Robert Indiana 13.09.1928 New Castle Slovakian LOVE Rare multiple in wool - hand tufted. 2006 With certificate on the reverse, hand-numbered and print-signed on the certificate. In very good condition. Size: approx. 40x40 cm The manufacture of hand-tufted carpets requires tremendous craftsmanship. Each carpet is made by one tufter from start to finish. The shape of the resulting carpet is drawn on the tensioned backing fabric. Afterwards it is manufactured with high quality and selected, high-grade materials (pure wool). Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark; 13 September 1928 - 19 May 2018) was a US artist and a central figure in the Pop Art movement. He drew inspiration from advertising signs and claimed: "In America there are more signs than trees. There are more signs than leaves. I consider myself a painter of the American landscape.” In his paintings, sculptures, carpets and prints, he imitates and arranges the words and numbers of a variety of signs, including the Phillips 66 gas station logo and the "Yield" traffic sign. He is best known for his 1964 painting Love, first produced for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He created a block of the word "Love", with the "L" and the "O" on top of the "V" and the "E," effectively adding his own character into the mix. His "Love" painting was reproduced on a postage stamp in 1973; his "Love" sculptures are installed in public spaces worldwide. Indiana moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the Pop Art movement. In doing so, he used a distinctive visual language that drew on approaches from commercial art and existentialism and gradually turned to what Indiana calls "sculptural poems". He has had solo exhibitions in over 40 museums and galleries worldwide. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including: the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands; Carnegie Institute, Detroit Institute of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Los Angeles County Museum, California, among many others. With numbered objects, you will receive one copy from that edition. The number of the copy you will receive may differ from that shown in the photos.
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Robert Indiana (1928-2018) - Slovakian LOVE seltener Kunstteppich

Robert Indiana (1928-2018) - Slovakian LOVE seltener Kunstteppich

Robert Indiana

13.09.1928 New Castle


Slovakian LOVE


Rare multiple in wool - hand tufted.

2006


With certificate on the reverse, hand-numbered and print-signed on the certificate.

In very good condition.


Size: approx. 40x40 cm


The manufacture of hand-tufted carpets requires tremendous craftsmanship. Each carpet is made by one tufter from start to finish. The shape of the resulting carpet is drawn on the tensioned backing fabric. Afterwards it is manufactured with high quality and selected, high-grade materials (pure wool).


Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark; 13 September 1928 - 19 May 2018) was a US artist and a central figure in the Pop Art movement. He drew inspiration from advertising signs and claimed: "In America there are more signs than trees. There are more signs than leaves. I consider myself a painter of the American landscape.” In his paintings, sculptures, carpets and prints, he imitates and arranges the words and numbers of a variety of signs, including the Phillips 66 gas station logo and the "Yield" traffic sign. He is best known for his 1964 painting Love, first produced for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He created a block of the word "Love", with the "L" and the "O" on top of the "V" and the "E," effectively adding his own character into the mix. His "Love" painting was reproduced on a postage stamp in 1973; his "Love" sculptures are installed in public spaces worldwide.

Indiana moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the Pop Art movement. In doing so, he used a distinctive visual language that drew on approaches from commercial art and existentialism and gradually turned to what Indiana calls "sculptural poems". He has had solo exhibitions in over 40 museums and galleries worldwide. His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including: the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands; Carnegie Institute, Detroit Institute of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Los Angeles County Museum, California, among many others.


With numbered objects, you will receive one copy from that edition. The number of the copy you will receive may differ from that shown in the photos.

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