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Robert Indiana - ART

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Robert Indiana - ART

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Silkscreen/Serigraph - Not signed - 12 1 2 - with frame - 1983

Artist: Robert Indiana
Title of artwork: ART
Technique: Silkscreen/Serigraph
Signature: Not signed
Year: 1983
Period: 1980-1989
Edition: 12 1 2
Condition: As new
Sold with frame: with frame
Total dimensions (H/ W/ D in cm): 47 x 50 x 1,5

This silkscreen was licensed in 1983 for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). ICA was a British chemical company and was, for much of its history, the largest manufacturer in Britain.

Robert Indiana’s silkscreen/serigraph ART, made in 1983, combines several of Indiana’s signature stylistic elements, blending language and image together with hard-edge line and pure color. Indiana first developed his distinctive interpretation of ART in 1970 as a design for a museum poster for the exhibition “American Art Since 1960”at the Princeton University Art Museum.

In ART, Indiana returned to his formative interest in three-letter words such as EAT, DIE, HUG and ERR, which he had used in many of his most important sculptures and paintings of the early 1960s. From these seemingly simple words, Indiana extracts a powerful range of associations. ART suggests both a pictogram and a concrete poem, engaging in a semiotic play that collapses signifier and signified. Altering the typical side by side placement of letters, so that “A” forms a supporting structure that the “R” and “T” lean against, Indiana’s sculpture impels the viewer to confront this familiar combination of three letters in entirely new ways.

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