Lot 45: Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928)
December 11, 2016
Aberdeen, Hong Kong , Hong KongLive Auction
61 x 61 cm
Artist or Maker: Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928)
Literature: Robert Indiana, a major figure of post-war American art, draws subject matter from the visual vernacular of highway road signs, factory die-cut stencils, and commercial logos while incorporating the cultural heritage of American Modernists such as Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley. The first major break in his career came when The Museum of Modern Art included this work in its 1961 exhibition, "Art of Assemblage." The second break came the following year, when The Museum of Modern Art purchased his 1961 painting "The American Dream #1." That same year, Indiana had his first solo show, at the Stable Gallery. His canonical sculptures belong to many public and private collections and have been exhibited worldwide. In the fall of 2013, The Whitney Museum of American Art presented a major retrospective of Indiana's work.