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Whitney Plans Robert Indiana Retrospective

Robert Indiana, "Eat/Die" (Courtesy the Whitney Museum).

Robert Indiana, b. 1928, EAT/DIE, 1962.Oil on canvas, 2 panels, each: 72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm). Private Collection. ©2013 Morgan Art Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

This fall, the Whitney will present a retrospective of artist Robert Indiana, perhaps best known for his LOVE sculpture. Tellingly, the show will be called “Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE.”

A release from the Whitney states:

“The success of LOVE eclipsed to a great extent the range and breadth of Indiana’s work. Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE remedies this by placing well known works such as EAT/DIE (1962), Exploding Numbers (1964–66), and LOVE (1965) alongside more than seventy-five other works, from early pieces the artist made in 1955 to his Ninth American Dream (2001), the last piece in a series that has consumed him throughout his career.”

The show opens Sept. 26 and will travel to San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum in February 2014.

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