I say the Philadelphia LOVE was a high point. Probably the highest for me was to see the LOVE in Central Park across from the Plaza Hotel [November 29, 1971–January 5, 1972]. And its effect on people was immediate and spontaneous. People, people could just not resist climbing in, through around, all over the LOVE. And of course that wasn’t so happy because Cor-Ten steel is very, very, rather a tender medium, and takes scuffing and graffiti and so forth very badly. But that was a very gratifying experience for me. It was quite obvious that everybody did love the LOVE.
— Robert Indiana
Excerpt from Susan Elizabeth Ryan, interview with Robert Indiana, January 13, 1991, Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech Archive 1987–2005.