Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Robert Indiana, artist at the center of a legal fight, left an estate worth $28 Million

By Murray Carpenter
Robert Indiana in 2009 in his home in Vinalhaven, Me., which is to become a museum dedicated to his artwork. Credit Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press
ROCKLAND, Me. — The artist Robert Indiana, who in his final years was the subject of a struggle over who represented him and controlled his work, left behind an estate worth an estimated $28 million, according to a court filing on Friday. Mr. Indiana, best known for his “LOVE” sculpture and its many variants, died on May 19 at the age of 89 at his home on the island of Vinalhaven, Me. His will, filed on Friday in Knox County Probate Court, leaves most of his art and property to a nonprofit whose mission is to develop Mr. Indiana’s home into a museum featuring his works. The will said the organization was to be run by Jamie Thomas, Mr. Indiana’s caretaker in his final years. [More]