Robert Indiana: LOVE Restored

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LOVE Restored in Indiana and Philadelphia Robert Indiana created the most recognizable image in the history of American Art. His version of LOVE, commissioned by MoMA for a Christmas card in 1965, has appeared on t-shirts, mugs and skateboards around the world. Indiana didn’t want to spoil the continuity of the design with a signature or copyright notice, so it was easy for others to market. He didn’t earn much from his most iconic work and was criticized for being […]

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The Tom Wesselmann We Know

Just before the Paris show of Tom Wesselmann’s work a few months ago, The New York Times ran a piece about him titled, The Most Famous Pop Artist You Don’t Know. It’s true that Warhol and Lichtenstein are more recognizable than Wesselman to most people, but that’s beginning to change.

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Andy Warhol: How He Saw Himself and Everyone Else

I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. A person is entitled to the lighting they need…” —Andy Warhol Two shows at the Warhol Museum bridge the gap between the way Andy Warhol viewed himself and the way in which he viewed others. My Perfect Body just ended and Stars of the Silver Screen is coming this month. How Andy Saw Himself Andy Warhol’s self-image was something that he grappled with throughout his life. In his autobiography, Warhol wrote, “I […]

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Frank Stella: Surprising Influences

At age 80, Frank Stella paints with a compression gun, uses digital fabrication and 3-D printing to create his sculptural pieces. His retrospective at the opening of the Whitney’s new Chelsea location in 2015 was as exciting and interesting as his 1970 retrospective at MoMA, when he became the youngest artist to have a MoMA retrospective.

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Shepard Fairey: Protest Posters, Helping in Palm Beach, a Hit in Hong Kong and Free From Detroit

Protest Posters Shepard Fairey has created We the People posters, with which he hopes to flood Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day. Since large signs are prohibited at the inauguration, Fairey plans to buy full-page ads in the Washington Post on January 20th, that feature the We the People images, which can be torn out of the paper and carried as placards or hung and posted around Washington. Helping in Palm Beach Shepard Fairey will be creating a mural for  the Perry J. Cohen […]

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