Love

  • Mass Originals and Multiples, Maurel Studios, Robert Indiana, Love, 1967, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2014 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Gift of Louis and Linda Kaplan, 1991.152.3

Exhibition Label
In the 1960s, the word “love” became a touchstone for America’s hippie movement and Robert Indiana’s composition was widely accepted as a symbol of its progressive aspirations. Indiana originally made the work as a Christmas card in 1965 and later made prints, sculptures, and paintings based on the design. Commercial ventures soon co-opted the image for merchandise. Unfortunately, Indiana had not declared copyright on his famous work, so never profited from its prolific commercial reproduction.


Pop Art Prints, 2014
Title
Love
Artists
Date
1967
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet and image: 34 x 34 in. (86.3 x 86.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Louis and Linda Kaplan

Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Object – letter
Object Number
1991.152.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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