Robert Indiana, Hope, 2008

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Artist: Robert Indiana (1928 - )
Title: Hope, 2008
Medium: Silkscreen Ink on Canvas Painting
Image Size: 36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)
Sheet Size: 36 in x 36 in (91.4 cm x 91.4 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 50 in x 50 in (127 cm x 127 cm)
Edition: Unique Original Silkscreen Ink on Canvas Painting, annotated ‘R/W/B’ (Red, White, and Blue) and numbered ‘PP 1/1’ in pencil on verso.
Signature: This work is hand signed and dated by Robert Indiana (New Castle, 1928 - ) in pencil on verso.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-6190

Robert Indiana Hope, 2008 is a powerful work with historical significance from this important American pop artist. To create this work, Indiana was inspired by his own oeuvre. Recalling his iconic “Love” sculpture from the 1960’s, Indiana configured the letters of Hope in a stacked structure, with a topsy-turvy, tilted “O”. Indiana created a sculpture of Hope in a patriotic palette of red, white, and blue, which was unveiled outside the Democratic National Convention. The proceeds from the sale of sculpture, along with posters and clothing with the design were donated to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. Indiana’s art is characterized by the use of vibrant, flat color, hard-edge abstraction, and his integration of text. The three foot square composition is divided into four even quadrants, with two letters on top, and two on bottom. While the crisp typeface of Hope appears exact and mechanical, a playful overtone transpires through his color choices and arrangement. The “O” is slanted at an angle, adding a sense of kinetic energy and dynamism, disrupting the otherwise rigid alignment positioning each letter. Also at play in this multifaceted image is a superb handling of negative space. The letters are featured in bright red, while the background is selectively colored in white and blue. Despite Indiana’s intentional abstraction, the word maintains legibility, and this message of optimism is loud and clear.

Created in 2008, this unique original silkscreen ink on canvas is hand signed and dated by Robert Indiana (New Castle, 1928 - ) in pencil on verso. A unique artwork, Robert Indiana Hope, 2008 is annotated ‘R/W/B’ (Red, White, and Blue) and numbered ‘PP 1/1’ in pencil on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Robert Indiana Hope, 2008 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Robert Indiana Hope, 2008 is presented in a complementary moulding.

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