Indiana first began experimenting with his stacked LOVE image in 1964, in a series of rubbings that he sent to friends as Christmas cards. It was a subject that Indiana returned to throughout his career, exploring different formal variations, each with its own distinct power of expression. He created his first LOVE sculpture in 1966, a 12-inch work in carved aluminum, and his first Cor-Ten LOVE in 1970, a 12-foot sculpture that is now in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The 12-foot Cor-Ten LOVE Wall, executed in 2006, consists of four LOVEs, two upright, two inverted, all facing inward with the four “O”s meeting in the center. This configuration was first seen in the 1966 painting, LOVE Wall. Between 2006 and 2007 this sculpture was part of exhibitions in Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, Lisbon, New York, and Milan.