Robert Indiana


Robert Indiana (1928-2018) was a pre-eminent figure of American Pop art, best known for his iconic masterpiece "LOVE", which remains one of the most famous and sought-after artworks of the 20th century. 

Indiana's signature style was influenced by Pop Art and Hard-Edged painting. His oeuvre consists of bold, simple subjects including numbers, symbols, or capitalized short words (i.e. EAT, HUG, LOVE) executed in vivid primary colors. 

Inspired by the mythology of the American dream, Indiana engaged with everyday objects, words, symbols, and commercial graphic designs (like logos) and quickly became associated with the Pop Art movement.

"Kunst Markt Köln Exhibition Poster" is an important historic piece designed by Indiana for KUNSTMARKT 67. This event was a watershed moment in the history of the art market, a revolutionary art fair created to revitalize the struggling gallery scene in Germany.  The fair was highly successful and welcomed 15,000 visitors.

While controversial upon inception and scrutinized for turning art into a commodity, KUNSTMARKT 67 is in a sense the mother of today's ubiquitous and global art fairs. This bold poster epitomizes Indiana's distinct aesthetic and features some of his signature motifs: saturated primary colors (also the colors of the West German flag), capitalized lettering, and a tilted "O" realized in his signature Didone font.

"Kunst Markt Köln" is one of three vintage Robert Indiana posters from the 1960s. Have a look at the Stable Gallery Christmas Card here and the Stable Gallery Exhibition Poster here.

Indiana's works can be found in the permanent collections of the most prestigious institutions around the world including The Whitney (NY), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) among many others. 

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"Kunst Markt Köln Exhibition Poster"

USA, 1967

Silkscreen on paper

Signed and dated "1970" in pencil by the artist with the note: "for Hanford, one of my 1st collectors."

33"H 18"W

Overall good condition. 

Note: Minor fold in top right corner, mild right corner tear.

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