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Robert Indiana: Beyond Love

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'Full of illustrations and the latest scholarship, including transcripts from a roundtable with experts such as Thomas Crow and Robert Storr, the book attempts to take LOVE out of the picture and present a full, nuanced view of Indiana's career as an incisive explorer of language, personal history, and American culture.' Publishers Weekly

Robert Indiana, The American Gas Works (1962) - Robert Indiana: Beyond Love

The popularity of Robert Indiana's LOVE works made the Pop artist a household name. Robert Indiana: Beyond Love, published in conjunction with a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art reviews the artist's contributions to American art during his long and prolific career. Indiana (b. 1928) has explored the power of language, American identity, and personal history for five decades.

With generous illustrations, an appendix of the artist's interviews and statements, and contributions by leading experts, this book provides an analysis of the development of Indiana's career, his relationship to early-20th-century American painters, and his influence on contemporary language-based artists. In addition to an illustrated chronology, selected exhibition history, and selected bibliography, Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE includes transcripts from roundtable discussions with key Indiana experts, such as Thomas Crow, Bill Katz, Robert Pincus-Witten, Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Robert Storr, Allison Unruh, and John Wilmerding, who offer compelling insights on the significance of Indiana and his art.

  • Author: Barbara Haskell, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Date published: November 2013
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300196863
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.9 x 3.2 cm

'His paintings are gateways between the visual and the verbal, the private and the public, the physical and the metaphysical, and the conscious and the unconscious. Richly ambiguous, they unsettle fixed categories. And they are ravishing to behold' - New York Times

'He has never had a museum retrospective in New York until now. Fortunately for us, this is an awfully good one—astutely selected, emblematically colorful and beautifully installed' - Wall Street Journal

'Full of illustrations and the latest scholarship, including transcripts from a roundtable with experts such as Thomas Crow and Robert Storr, the book attempts to take LOVE out of the picture and present a full, nuanced view of Indiana's career as an incisive explorer of language, personal history, and American culture.' Publishers Weekly

'Robert Indiana's lasting fame in the canon of American post-war modernism will forever belong to his iconic LOVE sculpture..Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE, plumbs the depths of his oeuvre to present an artist far more complex than those four well-worn letters'  - Art Observed