The Artist’s Caretaker: Once He Controlled Everything. No More.

By Graham Bowley
Robert Indiana and one of his famous LOVE sculptures in Central Park, New York, in the early 1970s. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images
When Robert Indiana died, the man who had directed his affairs was supposed to help run the artist’s foundation and its new museum. Those plans have changed. One person was conspicuously absent from an event at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, last year, a gathering as close to a memorial for Robert Indiana as has been held since his death two years ago. But missing from the celebration was Jamie L. Thomas, the artist’s caretaker in his final years and the man Mr. Indiana — whose bold rendering of the word “love” became one of the most recognizable artworks of the 20th century — had picked to help guide his artistic legacy. [More]
"Love" by Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018) Lippincott, LLC, Foundry (American)