Tulip

Robert Indiana
Tulip
screenprint
1982

An original hand-signed Robert Indiana screenprint print.

1982

Original screenprint in three colors (red, green, blue) on stiff Fabriano 100% rag wove paper

Hand-signed and dated in the margin lower right R Indiana ’82, titled in pencil in the margin lower center.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 100 (there were 43 additional proofs of various types), numbered in pencil in the margin lower left.  One of six screenprints from the album Garden of Love.  Published by Prestige Art, Mamaroneck, New York; printed by Domberger KG, Filderstadt, Germany, bearing its blindstamp in the sheet lower left. 

Catalog: Sheehan 126.

24 x 24 inches

Sheet Size: 26 x 26 inches

Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art as a Christmas card in 1965, (an upside down Christmas tree is visible in the letter "V"), Robert Indiana’s original LOVE image has become one of the most widely recognized Pop icons in history. During the 1960’s it became one of the nation’s most popular anti-war symbols. In 1973 the LOVE print was chosen as a U.S. postage stamp. With over 300 million stamps issued, it is likely the most widely distributed Pop images in history.
Each print in the
Garden of Love series utilizes a unique color combination, setting the series apart from his previous LOVE impressions. The portfolio includes Tulip, Lily, Zinnia, Rose, Phlox and Lilac.

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