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Signs from the Sixties: Robert Indiana's Decade


November 27, 2013 - April 27, 2014

In the 1960s, Pop artist Robert Indiana achieved worldwide acclaim for his bold, graphical images composed of geometric shapes, short words and numbers, including his popular LOVE design, which he used in paintings, sculptures and even a postage stamp in 1973. This exhibition features ten large, colorful silkscreen prints that formed Indiana’s important portfolio entitled Decade. The original silkscreens are composed of symbols and words that reflect Indiana’s response to both the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and art created by notable gay Americans. Indiana’s painting Decade Autoportrait, 1963 (1971), a new acquisition in the Currier collection, will be on view in the exhibition as a complement to these works on paper.

Exhibition Support

The Currier’s presentation of Signs from the Sixties: Robert Indiana's Decade is supported by David & Dorothea Jensen and Barbara & Harry Shepler.


Image credits:Robert Indiana, 1968 Black and White Love, 1962 Yield Brother, 1971, screenprint, 39 x 32 in. Museum Purchase: The Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund, 2013.4.9 and 2013.4.3. © 2013 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.