I did a series of ‘Love’ paintings in Chinese. I thrive on coincidences, and it just so happens that the Chinese word for love [Ài] is pronounced like ‘I,’ one of my initials. . . . My thought is that Love should blanket the world, and if it can be in the native language, all the better.
— Robert Indiana
Sarah Douglas, “Conversation with . . . Robert Indiana.” Art & Auction 32 (September 2008), p. 71.