Indiana, Robert

Indiana, Robert

(ĭn'dē-ăn`ə), 1928–, American artist, b. New Castle, Ind., as Robert Clarke. A leading figure in the pop artpop art,
movement that restored realism to avant-garde art; it first emerged in Great Britain at the end of the 1950s as a reaction against the seriousness of abstract expressionism.
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 movement of the 1960s, he has specialized in making signs in various media, inspired by billboards and posters in the American landscape. His best known image, LOVE, first created (1964) for a Christmas card printed by New York's Museum of Modern Art, has been the subject of many of his paintings, sculptures, and prints, and has appeared as a U.S. postage stamp and in untold numbers of posters, reproductions, and commercial adaptations.

Indiana, Robert (b. Robert Clark)

(1928–  ) painter; born in New Castle, Ind. Based in New York City from 1954, he was a major force of the pop art movement of the 1960s, an avant-garde approach that used hard-edge abstraction and ordinary objects seen in advertising and other popular mediums. His most famous images, some of which resemble road signs, include his paintings based on the word "LOVE."
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In Middletown (1929), their study of Muncie, Indiana, Robert and Helen Merrell Lynd diagnosed the auto-malady; Booth Tarkington made of it art.
Until Sep 21 Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964-1974--Robert Indiana, Robert Morris, Ree Morton, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Smithson
Company officials said the shorter supply chain and shorter distance for freight sealed the deal for Indiana, Roberts said.

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