Thursday, December 22, 2016

Indiana museum plans to move 'LOVE' sculpture indoors

Robert Indiana speaks at the dedication of his LOVE sculpture on Oct. 22, 1975. (Registration Historical Files, 75.174 file, IMA Archives. © 2016 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)
INDIANA---The Indianapolis Museum of Art plans to remove its iconic "LOVE" sculpture from view on the museum grounds so it can restore the piece and then reinstall it inside its Great Hall. The IMA is seeking donations to help pay for the rehabilitation of the sculpture, which was completed in 1970 and is particularly important because it was the first in a series of "LOVE" pieces created by artist Robert Indiana. The piece—made of Cor-Ten steel, a trade name for weathering steel—has been deteriorating. [link]
A visitor to the Indianapolis Museum of Art inspects the Love sculpture Sunday afternoon. Warm weather hit Downtown Indianapolis on Sunday Oct. 10, 2010. (Photo: Rob Goebel / IndyStar)