Robert Indiana (American: 1928 - 2018)
Title: Rose, from A Garden of Love, 1982
Medium: Original screenprint in colours, 1982, Fabriano rag paper (Watermarked) , with full margins , signed and dated by the artist in pencil, collectors stamp to left of the edition.
Published by: Prestige Art Ltd., Mamaroneck, New York
Edition: 100 (There were also 15 artists proofs)
Notes: Few Pop images are more widely recognised than Indiana's LOVE. Originally designed as a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965, LOVE has appeared in prints, paintings, sculptures, banners, rings, tapestries, and stamps. Full of erotic, religious, autobiographical, and political underpinnings—especially when it was co-opted as an emblem of 1960s idealism—LOVE is both accessible and complex in meaning. In printed works, Indiana has rendered LOVE in a variety of colours, compositions, and techniques. He even translated it into Hebrew for a print and a sculpture at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
This work was part of a portfolio of 6 screenprints from the ‘Garden of Love” entitled “Zinnia” , “Lilac”, “Phlox” , “Roses” , “Lily” and “Tulip”.
Reference: Susan Sheehan “Robery Indiana Prints - a Catalogue raisonne” Number 129
Condition: Some slight staining bottom left of image. Apart from this in very good condition with fresh colours.
Size: Image: 60.7 x 60.7 cm (23 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.) ; Sheet: 68 x 68 cm (26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)