Love

images for Love
Topic
Abstract
Object\letter
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Copyright Credit Line
© 2014 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Artist
Robert Indiana, born New Castle, IN 1928
Printer
Maurel Studios
Publisher
Mass Originals and Multiples
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Louis and Linda Kaplan
Medium
screenprint on paper
Dimensions
sheet and image: 34 x 34 in. (86.3 x 86.3 cm)
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Date
1967
Description
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 Indiana originally made the work as a Christmas card in 1965 and later made prints, sculptures, and paintings based on the design.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
Type
Graphic Arts-Print
Object number
1991.152.3