Robert Indiana (American, born 1928)
Painted aluminum, 6 x 6 x 3 feet. Gift of Ken and Linda Wilson. 2000.031
Location: Pond behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts
Robert Indiana’s LOVE is the most frequently quoted artistic image of recent times. Capturing both a historic moment and sensibility with its bold graphic design, it has appeared as greeting card, jewelry design, and United States postage stamp. The contrast between cool formalist lettering and the emotive significance of the word “love” produces a tension characteristic of Indiana’s work.