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Title: Robert Indiana Exhibition Poster
Authors: Indiana, Robert
Keywords: Silkscreens;Exhibitions;Posters;Images
Issue Date: 1966
Publisher: Published by Stable Gallery (America, New York City, New York), printed by Poster Orignials, Ltd., N.Y., 1966
Memphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes College
Abstract: This exhibition poster shows the word "LOVE" in green on a blue background. The bottom fourth of the poster has green and blue text on a red background that reads "INDIANA / STABLE - MAY 66." The poster is on a white board covered in clear plastic. There is some damage to the plastic and board on the left edge. There are red marks on the plastic at the top right corner. Artist biography: Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark, is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His LOVE print was first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965. The first silkscreen of LOVE was printed as part of an exhibition poster for Stable Gallery in 1966. Only a few examples of the rare image, in bold blue and green with a red bottom announcing "Stable May 66" are known to exist. Twenty-five of these, without the red announcement, were signed and dated on the reverse side by Indiana. Indiana's work often consists of bold, simple, iconic images, especially numbers and short words like EAT, HUG, and HOPE. HOPE became a sort of twin sister to LOVE, following the style of the original print with the stacked pairs of letters and the tilted "o." Indiana created it for President Obama's campaign. In 1962, Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery hosted Indiana's first New York solo exhibition. In 2013 the Whitney Museum of American Art mounted a retrospective of his work entitled "Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE." Indiana served three years in the United States Army Air Forces. After that, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art. He returned to America in 1954 and settled in New York City. There he began making art with his distinctive hard edge style.
Description: Artwork photographed by Hannah Gysin '12, Rhodes Student Associate for the Visual Resources Center, in 2010. Artwork photographed and inventoried by Christian Wiggs '18, Rhodes Student Associate for the Visual Resources Center on June 10, 2015.
Appears in Collections:Rhodes College Collection of Art

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