Eternal Hexagon

Accession Number
1986/1.194.9

Title
Eternal Hexagon

Artist(s)
Robert Indiana

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1964

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
24 1/16 x 20 1/16 in. (61.12 x 50.96 cm);32 1/16 x 26 1/8 in. (81.44 x 66.36 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Graham and Marianne Smith

Subject matter
This work is one of ten prints published within a portfolio, “Ten Works + Ten Painters”, commissioned by Samuel J. Wagstaff from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in 1964. This portfolio was one of the earliest to have several artists published together to make major American artists accessible to a wider audience and range of collectors. Each print in this portfolio was based on a painting the artists had previously created. Some of the artists represented, in addition to Robert Indiana, are Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichtenstein, who were associated with the Pop and Minimalism art movements in the 1960s.

Physical Description
This brown rectangular print shows a yellow circle and a yellow hexagon shape with red stencil lettering. At the bottom edge of the rectangle, below the yellow circle, is the word "hexagon". Within the the yellow circle are the words "eternal" and "hexagon" and within the yellow hexagon shape is a large "6".

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
American (North American)
Text-based Art
geometric shapes
hexagons
modern and contemporary art
numbers
text (layout feature)
words

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