McNay Art Museum presents "Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love"
"Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love" honors the life and art of the late Pop icon and his resounding legacy. A self-proclaimed “painter of signs,” Indiana shaped a highly original body of work that explores American identity; his own personal history; and the power of abstraction, symbolism, and language. Surveying Indiana’s art in conversation with works by his contemporaries and successors, this exhibition examines the innovative foreground of text and symbol within visual art during the postwar era. With artworks that at once call on the viewer to“see” and to “read,” Indiana pioneered a triumphant union of text and image.
Known as one of the leaders of the Pop art movement of the 1960s, Indiana’s prolific career extends well beyond this period. The artist created paintings, prints, and sculptures characterized by clean lines and saturated color until his passing in 2018. From his iconic LOVE compositions to his larger-than-life painting style, "Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love" invites visitors to dive into the artist’s multi-decade career.