Robert Indiana's Hartley Elegies commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the German soldier Karl von Freyburg’s death and his relationship with Marsden Hartley.
Robert Indiana’s project to realize his famous LOVE sculpture in marble was inspired by the prominence of marble in the history of art.
After moving to New York in 1954, Robert Indiana eventually took up residence on Coenties Slip.
In the early 1960s, Robert Indiana created a body of work inspired by the work of nineteenth-century American literary figures including Herman Melville and Walt Whitman.
Along with words, most notably “love,” numbers are one of the most frequently reoccurring motifs in the art of Robert Indiana.