Robert Indiana, Decade Autoportrait 1963, oil on canvas. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

Robert Indiana, Decade Autoportrait 1963, oil on canvas. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

“Decade Autoportrait 1963, is one of ten paintings that Robert Indiana created in 1971 that reflect on his life in New York City in the 1960s. The painting typifies how Indiana created bold, graphic images using words, numbers and the names of people and places that held special meaning for him during his years living in lower Manhattan. This painting will be featured in a focus exhibition opening November 27. Also on view will be the recently acquired Decade Portfolio. This collection is comprised of ten prints Indiana made in 1971 representing flagship works he created in the previous decade. The range of subjects documents the personal influences and national events that shaped Indiana’s art of the 1960s; from art history and literature to the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. In the 1960s Indiana achieved worldwide acclaim for his iconic image of the word LOVE, which he incorporated in many of his paintings, sculptures and silk screen prints, and which later became a best-selling U.S. postage stamp. Today, Robert Indiana stands as a key figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s.” (via artdaily.org) More Information here.

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American Dreams: LOVE, 1997

American Dreams: LOVE, 1997