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Robert Indiana

[American Pop Artist, born in 1928]

• Also known as:  Robert Clark
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Q: Is Pop Art easy art?
A: Yes, as opposed to one eminent critic's dictum that great art must necessarily be
difficult art. Pop is instant art.
- Robert Indiana, quoted in Art News, November 1963


    Robert Indiana Works Online    
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Original works by Robert Indiana available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
LOVE, 1967
(In the "Screenprint" section)

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteRobert Indiana at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
First Love, aquatint, 1991

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
The American Dream

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
2 works online

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
The Golden Future of America, 1976

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
(You need to click the "right" arrow three times)

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Coenties Slip, 1962

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
Love, screenprint, 1986

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
The Triumph of Tira

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The artworks aren't labelled, but a total of 5 of these look like the work of Robert Indiana

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Wichita State University Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Robert Indiana  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Brief interview from the November 1963 issue of Art News

Resource Library Magazine
Love and the American Dream: The Art of Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1963 interview from the Oral History project

Walker Art Center, Minnesota
Interview with the artist (RealAudio format)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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