Robert Indiana - Der traim heist Desire
Robert Indiana - Der traim heist Desire

Robert Indiana - Der traim heist Desire

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Type: Edition Domberger Stuttgart Calendar

Year: 1972

Technique: Silkscreen

Printed on: Paper

Dimensions: Paper: 49 x 42 cm, Image: 43.5 x 42 cm.

Signed: Not signed

Edition: 2870 unsigned editions, 130 signed. 

The artwork
The print comes from a calendar of the Edition Domberger printing house. The Stuttgart printing company has printed dozens of calendars over the years with original silkscreens. This print comes from the 1972 calendar. A total of 3000 copies were printed, 130 of which were signed. 

About the artist: Robert Indiana
New Castle, Indiana (United States), 1928-2018
You may be familiar with the work "LOVE": a square composition with the letters LO stacked on the letters VE. Robert Indiana designed the work in 1964 as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art. Now the statue is in various places worldwide. Born Robert Clarke in New Castle, Indiana, Robert Indiana was one of the foremost figures in American art since the 1960s. He has meant a lot to hard-edge painting, the assembly art, but he is best known as a pop art artist. Indiana called itself the "American painter of signs". His work explores American identity, personal history and the power of abstraction and language. 

Like many important artists of his day, Robert Indiana moved to New York in the 1960s. There he met his love and fellow artist Ellsworth Kelly. Like other artists in New York, Indaiana visited abandoned warehouses where he hoped to find materials for making art. Here he found, among other things, nineteenth-century copper stencils that gave him the idea to incorporate brightly colored numbers and short words on canvases and sculptures. This art became the basis of his new painterly vocabulary. 

Indiana quickly gained a reputation as one of the most creative artists of its generation. Although recognized as a leader of Pop art, Indiana distinguished itself from its pop peers by addressing important social and political issues and incorporating historical and literary references into paintings. His first solo exhibition took place in 1966 in Dusseldorf. In it, he showed his Numbers (1965), a series of themed paintings that he has explored in a variety of formats throughout his career. Today his works are in permanent collections of important museums around the world. 

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