Art in New Orleans

1970's -- Robert Indiana, LOVE, Red Blue

Art Supplies & Tools
2002 -- Tree of Necklaces, Jean-Michel Othoniel
--- The 1970's ---
1970's -- Robert Indiana, LOVE, Red Blue
1979 -- Three Figures and Four Benches, George Segal
1975 -- Reclining Mother and Child, Henry Moore
1973 -- Four Lines Oblique, George Rickey
1971 -- Una Battaglia, Arnaldo Pomodoro
1979-80 -- Two Sitting Figures, Lynn Chadwick
--- The 1960's ---
1967 -- The Labors of Alexander, René Magritte
1965 -- River Form, Barbara Hepworth
--- The 1990's ---
1999 -- Claes Oldenburg, Safety Pin
1999 -- Restrained (Horse), Deborah Butterfield
1995 -- Spider, Louise Bourgeois
1991 -- Joel Shapiro, Untitled
--- The 1980's ---
1989 -- Rebus 3D-89-3, Ida Kohlmeyer
1987 -- Standing Man With Outstretched Arms, Stephen De Staebler
1983 -- Pablo Casals Obelisk, Arman
1949-57 -- Sacrifice III, Jacques Lipchitz
Ossip Zadkine, La Poetesse
Week 8 -- Hyams Fountain, 1921
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Pop Art: A style of modern art popularized in the 1960s which celebrates popular culture, consumerism and mass culture (i.e. comic strips, pin-ups and packaging), with a mixture of irony and celebration. Pop artists include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and 1999 -- Claes Oldenburg, Safety Pin.

The Artist:

Artist and description:
Robert Indiana (American), LOVE, Red Blue, aluminum polyurethane enamel

Skateboard culture
The LOVE emblem has been adopted by
skateboarders, frequently used in skateboard magazines and videos. After skateboarding was banned in Philadelphia's LOVE Park, the emblem was used by organizations opposing the ban.

The cover for the Oasis' single Little by Little was influenced by "LOVE"


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.

Indiana's best known image is the word "LOVE" in a square with a tilted "O". This image, first created for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, was included on an 8 cent United States Postal Service postage stamp in 1973, the first of their regular series of "love stamps." Sculpture versions are on display at: Sixth Avenue in New York City; the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn, NY; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Scottsdale's Civic Center, in so called "LOVE Park" in Philadelphia, the New Orleans Museum of Art's sculpture garden and on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

What was going on the world during the decade this sculpture was completed?

1971 China joins the United Nations.


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


1979 Mother Teresa awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1980 John Lennon shot and killed in NYC



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