By Barbara Haskell, with essays by René Paul Barilleaux and Sasha Nicholas
Robert Indiana (b. 1928) has explored the power of language, American identity, and personal history for five decades. Although visually dazzling and apparently cheerful on the surface, his imagery has a depth and a darkness that draws on his own biography as well as on the myths, history, and literature of the United States. This insightful book repositions him as a seminal figure of the 1960s and 1970s, whose artistic genius combined Pop Art, hard-edged abstraction, and language-based conceptualism.
256 pages. Hardcover. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2013.
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