Sunday, May 27, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Robert Indiana, LOVE, 1970. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Robert Indiana is dead. We didn't know Robert Indiana, but we knew he was born here in Indiana. We knew he was raised in a church in New Castle, Indiana, and we knew he was gay. A paper-weight sized miniature of his LOVE sculpture in gold is at the center of our art collection. It was purchased from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In a statement, the Indianapolis Museum of Art said that Indiana's "legacy of love will continue to live on for generations to come, as the original LOVE sculpture, made of Cor-ten steel, greets guests into the IMA Galleries. Mr. Indiana and his works of art are an iconic symbol of love in the Indianapolis community and we are honored to continue his legacy." [More]
Gary Varvel's editorial cartoon of Robert Indiana's 'Love' sculpture for The IndyStar
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Buddhist Art of Week: Buddha Amitabha in bronze for auction
Christian Art of Week: Michael Cook's "Sleeping Angel" in The Angel Project
Hindu Art of Week: Sacred Cow by Gond artist Sambhav Singh Shyam
Islamic Art of Week: Afsoon, Shah and His Three Queens (2009) at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Jewish Art of Week: Samah Shihadi's "Human Hamsa" at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem