Sunday, March 30, 2008


This is Robert Indiana’s LOVE WALL sculpture on display now on Park Avenue at 57th Street. The sculpture will be on display until May 15. The artwork is a 12-foot tall sculpture of Cor-ten steel that was initially conceived in 1968 in the form of a painting. LOVE WALL is a psychologically complex sculpture, reminiscent of the Op-art influence in Indiana’s work. As if viewed through a kaleidoscope, the multiplication and reorientation of the LOVE image creates a center of four radiating Os. The sculpture was installed in October as part of “Art in the Parks: Celebrating 40 Years,” an exhibition that commemorated the 40th anniversary of New York City’s public art program by presenting 40 installations in all five boroughs — the most installations ever on display at a single time in city parks. The exhibition is made possible by Paul Kasmin Gallery.

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