Robert Indiana HOPE Wall (Red, White, and Blue) for President Obama
Robert Indiana created Hope Wall, or Wall of Hope in support of future president Barack Obama in 2008, and the print was published in 2010. This is a rare Artist's Proof, one of only four in the world, aside from the regular edition of only 33. It is pencil signed, dated and numbered IV of IV on the recto. This work has appeared on the market fewer than a handful of times over the past decade since it was published. Extremely scarce.
Hand signed, numbered and dated on lower recto (front).
“I’d like to cover the world with hope,” said Robert Indiana, the artist whose iconic “LOVE” series became a global symbol of unity during the turmoil of the 1960s. In 2008, Indiana felt the world was ready for a new message, and designed “HOPE” for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. “I wanted to help name and empower the next generation and I felt that HOPE encompassed the needs of our time,” he said. With its forward-leaning O, “HOPE” symbolizes perseverance, and pushing ahead toward a brighter future. To coincide with the artist’s 86th birthday, the first annual “International Hope Day” launched on September 13, 2014 and included the public display of Indiana’s “HOPE” sculptures in countries around the world, including the United States, Italy, Venezuela, and Germany.