Pop artist and creator of iconic LOVE sculptures, Robert Indiana has passed away at 89 years old. The reclusive artist created a lifetime’s worth of art, but remains best known for his stacked-letter pieces (originally made for a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965) which appear all over the world—from the Philippines to Colombia to Quebec—in various languages. In later years, Indiana famously wanted to be alone and lived a reclusive existence some 15 miles off the coast of Maine. That said, his friend and former publicist Kathleen Rogers, says “He was a better guy than he’s been portrayed as being. He was reclusive, cantankerous and sometimes difficult. But he was a very loyal, loving man. He was the architect of love.” Read more at The Guardian.
Farewell to Robert Indiana, Creator of LOVE Sculptures