Robert Indiana's LOVE typography has appeared all over the world, in sculptures, prints, paintings, and on souvenirs. Now his iconic work is coming to the streets of Maine.
The Maine Arts Commission has designed a specialty license plate featuring Indian's LOVE that will be sold as a fundraiser for the organization as well as a way to promote arts in the state. If 2000 Maine residents pre-pay $29 for the LOVE plates, Indiana's work will be made available for all car-owners across the state.
Indiana has lived and worked in Vinalhaven, Maine for the past 45 years. Although his pop art ranks among that of Andy Warhol and Ellsworth Kelly, Indiana has been shunned by the museum circuit. That is, until this year; 35 years after he left New York City, Indiana will have his first major exhibition in the Big Apple. The Whitney Museum will hold "Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE" September 26 to January 5, 2014.
[via Art Daily]