Robert Indiana: The Artist and His Work, 1955-2005

Robert Indiana: The Artist and His Work, 1955-2005

by John Wilmerding
     
 

Robert Indiana's paintings are quintessential pop art. His fascination with letters and numbers, billboards, and other vernacular signage has resulted in some of the most iconic images in modern American art. Indiana's famous LOVE paintings and sculptures are perhaps his most well-known works. Now, in this long-awaited survey of Indiana's art and designs, three

Overview

Robert Indiana's paintings are quintessential pop art. His fascination with letters and numbers, billboards, and other vernacular signage has resulted in some of the most iconic images in modern American art. Indiana's famous LOVE paintings and sculptures are perhaps his most well-known works. Now, in this long-awaited survey of Indiana's art and designs, three leading art historians examine the different periods of his life and oeuvre. The volume includes his pop culture roots—his early paintings of road signs, pinball machines, the "American Dream"—as well as his own writings and photographs. This important monograph assures Indiana's place in the art world alongside contemporaries Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Rosenquist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847828708
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
11.36(w) x 13.23(h) x 1.24(d)

Meet the Author

John Wilmerding is professor of american art at Princeton University; Joachim Pissarro is curator in the department of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Robert Pincus-Witten is a highly regarded art critic and art historian; Peter Halley is a well-established painter.

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