Cleaning the Love sculpture after the Hurricane Katrina flood.
Robert Indiana (born September 13, 1928) is an American artist associated with the Pop Art movement. Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana.
Indiana moved to New York City in 1954 and joined the pop art movement, using distinctive imagery drawing on commercial art approaches blended with existentialism, that gradually moved toward what Indiana calls "sculptural poems". Indiana's work often consists of bold, simple,
iconic images, especially numbers and short words like "EAT", "HUG", and "LOVE". He is also known for painting the unique basketball court formerly used by the Milwaukee Bucks in that city's U.S. Cellular Arena, with a large M shape taking up each half of the court.
What was going on the world during the decade this sculpture was completed?
1972 J. Utzon completes the construction of the Sydney Opera House
1974-79 Judy Chicago creates The Dinner Party, the first large scale collaborative feminist work of art.
1974 Richard Nixon resigns from presidency; Gerald Ford becomes 38th President
1975 - 80 Piazza d’Italia constructed in New Orleans, heralding postmodernism.
1977 Apple II, the first personal computer, goes on sale
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes first female British Prime Minister
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