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Lot 1

Robert Indiana "German Love" Serigraph 1967

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018). Serigraph titled "German Love" depicting the artist's iconic "Love" symbol in the national colors of Germany. Numbered 99/100, pencil signed, and dated. From Graphic (Graphik) USA, Edition Plus, Baden-Baden. Distributed by Trois Anges, Inc., New York. Published by Edition Plus, Suzanne L. Fischer, Baden-Baden.

Provenance: Private Minnesota Collection.

Lot Essay:
Robert Indiana stands as a seminal figure of the Pop Art movement, celebrated for his iconic renderings of words and symbols that captured the essence of Americana. Born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana, he adopted the name of his home state, reflecting his deep attachment to his roots. Indiana's most famous work, "LOVE," featuring bold letters with the "O" tilted at a jaunty angle, quickly became emblematic of the era, appearing on stamps, sculptures, and reproductions worldwide. His art transcended mere representation, delving into themes of patriotism, consumer culture, and the American Dream, resonating with audiences through its timeless imagery and vibrant colors.

Throughout his career, Indiana's art evolved to encompass various mediums, including painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Beyond his artistic contributions, Indiana was a staunch advocate for social justice, using his art as a platform for political commentary and LGBTQ+ advocacy. His enduring legacy lies not only in his iconic imagery but also in his belief in the power of art to effect change and inspire dialogue, reminding us of the enduring power of love, hope, and the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Height: 29 1/2 in x width: 23 1/2 in.


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