American artist Robert Indiana died at the age of 89
May 20, 2018
Fifty years after his LOVE painting made Robert Indiana a sensation the artist passed away at his home on May 19.
Throughout the career that spanned several decades, Robert Indiana created one of the most iconic and widely reproduced artworks of the 20th century.
His famous image features the word LOVE rendered in colorful capital letters, with the first two letters stacked on top of the other two, and the letter “O” tilted as if it were being swept off its feet. Since he designed the earliest versions, in the 1960s, the logo has acquired a life of its own, appearing on everything from posters and album covers to T-shirts and jewelry.
The artist called it the 20th century’s “most plagiarized work of art”.
Robert Indiana (Robert Clark), September 13, 1928 – May 19, 2018
Image by Maurizio Pesce via Wikimedia Commons.