Indiana At The Whitney
"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees." — Robert Indiana
A prominent member of the Pop Art movement, Indiana is best known for his LOVE paintings and sculptures, which have come to represent peace internationally. Indiana’s interest in politics and social issues, which separates him from other Pop artists, is evident in numerous works, including his YIELD paintings, the Confederacy and the more recent Peace paintings.
This fall, a much overdue retrospective at The Whitney Museum, Robert Indiana: Beyond Love, reveals an artist whose work, far from being unabashedly optimistic, addresses the most fundamental issues facing humanity—love, death, sin, and forgiveness—giving new meaning to our understanding of the American Dream.
Robert Indiana: Beyond Love is on view from Sept 26, 2013 through Jan 5, 2014.
Pictured: Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol in Warhol’s loft, 1964, photographed by Bruce Davidson.
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