Archive for April 3, 2010

Artist of the Day TYPOGRAPHY ARTIST … Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana was born in 1928. He is best known for using letters and sculptures to say exactly what he feels! This artists work is included in many movies including the backgrounds of Austin Powers. In these movies he uses his LOVE moniker to help decorate the heroes home and most important room of his house, the bedroom.

Robert Indiana was born in 1928 in Indiana. He moved to New York City in 1954 and became fascinated with the world of pop art. He specializes in simple, bold , iconic images, and short words. Hope and Love are words he uses frequently.

In 2008 he made  a sculpture of Hope for President Obama. He donated all the proceeds of the posters, prints, t shirts, and bumper stickers to the campaign raising more than 1 million dollars for them.

In 1973 his work was used for the first time on a United States postage stamp. In 1964 Andy Warhol used him as the main star in a movie titled EAT about the artist eating a mushroom in a SOHO loft  for 45 minutes.

Mr. Indiana’s work is in many museums and corporate collections.