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Robert Indiana: New Paintings and Sculpture - Galerie Denise René - Exhibitions - Robert Indiana

Installation view, Robert Indiana: New Paintings and Sculpture, Galerie Denise René, New York, November 22–December 30, 1972. Left to right: LOVE (1966), The Louisiana Purchase Variation (1972), ONE (1972), ART (1972), ART (1972), and, on the rear right wall, part of the Decade Autoportrait series covering the years 1961 through 1965. Photo: Hans Namuth. Courtesy Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona © 1991 Hans Namuth Estate

Robert Indiana: New Paintings and Sculpture, held at the Galerie Denise René, New York, marked the debut of Indiana's 24- and 48-inch-square Decade: Autoportrait paintings, two of his recent ART paintings, and a new, large-scale painting LOVE, The Louisiana Purchase Variation (later renamed The Great American LOVE) (1972). Also in the exhibition are his recently completed polychrome aluminum sculptures, an 84-inch-high ART, an 18-inch-high ART, a 72-inch-high LOVE, and two 12-inch-high ONE sculptures.  A serigraph, Four Panel LOVE, was published by Galerie Denise René, New York, in an edition of seventy-five.