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Love

Accession Number
2002/1.234

Title
Love

Artist(s)
Robert Indiana

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1967

Medium & Support
color lithograph on paper

Dimensions
34 in. x 34 in. ( 86.4 cm x 86.4 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of David L. Chambers and John G. Crane

Subject matter
”LOVE” exhibits Indiana’s use of vibrating color and simple formal configurations. It was originally designed as a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965, and reflects Indiana’s Pop-inspired fascination with the power of ordinary words, and is filled with spiritual, social and political overtones, especial when looked at in the historical context of the 1960s.

Physical Description
The word “love” printed in capital letters in red on a blue and green background with a black border or frame

Primary Object Classification
Print

Rights
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Keywords
Text-based Art
designs (concepts)
icons (devotional images)
modern and contemporary art
text (layout feature)

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