Our Love Paperweight is adapted from Robert Indiana's (American, b. 1928) 1970 steel sculpture titled LOVE
, in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The word "love" is central to a number of Indiana's paintings and sculptures, often constituting the entire composition, with the capital letters L and O (often tipped to its side) sitting squarely over V and E. This image, which Indiana has described as a reference to God's love, was quickly appropriated as an American icon promoting "peace and love."
©2012 Morgan Art Foundation/Artists Rights Society, NY
Polished aluminum. 3'' x 3''.
- Polished aluminum
- 3'' x 3''
Art HistoryPainter, sculptor, and printmaker Robert Indiana (American, b. 1928) considers himself a "painter of signs," referring to the use of words and symbols in his art. One of the major figures of the American Pop Art movement, Indiana often incorporates words in his works to address social issues or to express philosophical concerns.