Sidney Janis’ extravaganza "New Realists" which requires an extra gallery to accommodate the Pop flood hangs his Black American Dream # 2 in juxtaposition with some of the British precursors such as Black and Phillips. The show creates a critical furor. A dark horse, The Black Dream, goes immediately into the immensely respectable private collection of the president of the Museum of Modern Art.
— Robert Indiana
Except from the artist’s autochronology, first published in John W. McCoubrey and Robert Indiana, Robert Indiana (Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art and Falcon Press, 1968).