On view October 24, 2018 – March 17, 2019
On the occasion of the American artist Robert Indiana’s ninetieth birthday and in recognition of his broad and enduring achievement in sculpture, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will mount Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective in Summer 2018. The exhibition will then travel to the Tampa Museum of Art, its only other venue.
Having gained international prominence in the early 1960s, Indiana (b. Robert Clark in 1928) has created some of the world’s most recognized works of art. Populated with intensely personal combinations of universal symbols—letters and numbers, stars and wheels—his artwork is closely associated with the Pop art movement. Indiana’s work in sculpture offers a unique opportunity to consider the paradoxes inherent in his practice of creating objects of significance and permanence from common emotions and material.
Much of Indiana’s sculpture has never been publicly exhibited in the United States, and some of the most extraordinary examples of his career-defining and iconic LOVE sculpture have never been shown anywhere. Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective offers a thorough survey of the artist’s work in sculpture, from his earliest assemblages from the late 1950s to his most recent series of remarkable painted bronzes. This exhibition is organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
This exhibition is made possible by
Image Caption: Robert Indiana (American, born 1928). LOVE (Red Blue and Green), 1966-99 Polychrome aluminum 144 x 144 x 72 inches (365.7 x 365.7 x 182.9 cm) Private Collection © Morgan Art Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Image courtesy of Simon Salama-Caro/RI Catalogue Raisonné LLC.