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Auktion: Contemporary Art Eve Sale
wurde versteigert am: 29. Juni 2008
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Robert Indiana

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Schätzpreis: 600.000 £ - 800.000 £
ca. 1.178.946 $ - 1.571.928 $
Zuschlagspreis:  690.850 £
ca. 1.357.458 $
Los-Nr. 224, Aufrufe: 33

Robert Indiana Love (red red) 1966-2000 Polychrome aluminium. 182.88 x 182.88 x 91.44 cm (72 x 72 x 36 in). Stamped ‘© 1966-2000 R INDIANA' and numbered of six along the inside edge of the letter E. This work is from an edition of six plus four Artist's proofs.
Provenance Morgan Art Foundation, New York Catalogue Essay Despite the connections between LOVE and Indiana's poetry, the artist never wrote any statements to accompany it, as he did for paintings like Mother and Father. The narratives and anecdotes he attaches to the work are short and confined to interviews, and in them he traces LOVE to his childhood. Love is something that Indiana says he always had from his adoptive parents, Earl and Carmen...Indiana's standard account of the ‘source' of LOVE – for him as a subject – is also a verbal mask, one that excludes his parents and suggests a void or lack: he first remembers seeing the word as written as written language in the Christian Science services and Sunday school classes he was taken to as a child, without his parents – the same place he said he became interested in the circle. (S. E. Ryan, Robert Indiana – Figures of Speech, New Haven, 2000, n.p) Read More

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Auktionshaus: Phillips
Titel: Contemporary Art Eve Sale
Auktionsdatum: 29.06.2008
Adresse: Phillips
London