Nicole ML Sharp
(Gallery Director )
CHa Jong Rye
Expose Exposed 090930
About the Artist
White Birch Plywood
25.6 x 25.6 x 4.7"
About the Artist
Lithograph on Arches paper
From the edition of 50 on Velin d'Arches, signed and numbered. Apart from an edition of 12 on Velin d'Arches, signed and marked H.C.
35.5 x 23.75" (41.29.5" framed)
Hand signed and numbered
Reference: M. 1195
About the Artist
Bronze on granite base
46" tall with a 24" turning radius
Hand cut and welded, 1/1
Other Represented Artists
Jean Michel BASQUIAT
Born in New Castle, IN, 1928
Education: Art Institute of Chicago, 1953
Robert Indiana was born in New Castle, Indiana. He moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the pop art movement, using distinctive imagery drawing on commercial art approaches blended with existentialism, that gradually moved toward what Indiana calls "sculptural poems".
2009 Robert Indiana: LOVE and HOPE, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
2008 Pressing Issues, Des Moines Art center, Des Moines, IA
2008 Pop and Op, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2007 Art Market Now, The Columns, Seoul
2006 Life as a Legend - Marilyn Monroe, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2005 Made in USA – ausgewählte Graphik , Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH, Nuremberg
2005 Summer of Love Art of the Psychedelic Era, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (England)
2005 Do it yourself - Positionen von den sechziger Jahren bis Heute, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
2005 40 Jahre Galerie Thomas, Galerie Thomas, Munich
1962 Stable Gallery, New York. First solo exhibition.
Detailed Description :
In 1962, Eleanor Ward's Stable Gallery hosted Robert Indiana's first New York solo exhibition. He has since enjoyed solo exhibitions at over 30 museums and galleries worldwide. Indiana's works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including MOMA, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Brandeis Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Los Angeles County Museum, California, among many many others.
Indiana's work often consists of bold, simple, iconic images, especially numbers and short words like EAT, HUG, and, his best-known example, LOVE.
In 2008, Indiana created an image similar to his iconic LOVE (letters tacked two to a line, the letter "o" tilted on its side), but this time showcasing the word "HOPE," and has donated all proceeds from the image went to the Democratic National Committee for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. A stainless steel sculpture of HOPE was unveiled outside Denver's Pepsi Center during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Also represented by:
William John Kennedy
William John Kennedy studied at Syracuse University, the School of Visual Arts, and Pratt Institute. In the 1950′s, he worked as an assistant and studio manager for American fashion photographer, Clifford Coffin (1913-1972). Coffin, a contemporary with Penn and Avedon is arguably the greatest of Vogue’s “lost” fashion photographers. A top freelance editorial photographer in New York City, Kennedy’s work appeared in world-renowned publications including LIFE Magazine and Sports Illustrated. In the commercial arena he created national and international campaigns for corporate clients including Avon, GE, IBM, RJR Nabisco, American Express, and Xerox. Kennedy has continued his passion for fine art photography throughout the years developing a full body of work in the art form.
Shot in the early 1960s when fine art photographer William John Kennedy and his wife, Marie, forged a friendship with Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, this recently published collection of images capture the two artists and their most iconic works at the rise of the Pop Art Movement. Kennedy’s extraordinary photographs — which lay in storage for nearly 50 years — reveal a story of the pivotal moments and players who shaped the course of American art in the second half of the 20th century, including James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Geldzahler, Dorothy Miller, Claes Oldenburg and Eleanor Ward. Kennedy’s rare and unique images offer a peek into the lives and work of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana at the seminal point in their careers.
Mary Pat Wallen