Robert Indiana LOVE Central Park 1971
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LOVE in Central Park, New York, 1971
This extremely rare, impressively large 1971 lithograph - pencil signed and numbered with a stacked LOVE drawing on the recto (front) - depicts Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE sculpture (from the permanent collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art) when it was exhibited at Central Park in New York City. This was the turn of the decade of the 1970s - during the height of the anti-Vietnam War protests of the Nixon Administration, when the presence of Indiana's monumental cor-ten steel LOVE in Central Park took on a much deeper significance in New York and indeed the country. This important print is pencil signed, dated and numbered by Robert Indiana from the very small edition of only 89. It also bears a drawing - a flourish - of the word LOVE written by the artist in pencil. Very few of the signed editions of this print remain -- so it is rarely seen on the market. Indeed, eighty nine (89) is a very small edition; however, this oversized print was used for promotional purposes in public places, so very few of the 89 signed and numbered works remain - let alone with the original stacked love drawing. . If you LOVE Robert Indiana, if you LOVE New York, and if you LOVE LOVE -- then this a true collectors item is for you. Fifty years on, the original Indianapolis LOVE sculpture has not returned to New York. A scarce and desirable work - and an opportunity that may not come around again. A magnificent conversation piece that would look truly impressive in any home or office - a true statement about your company (or your own) feelings about New York City - and a beautiful message to your clients and guests.
Pencil signed, dated and numbered from the limited edition of only 89. Also bears a drawing of the stacked letters LOVE in pencil.