Tuesday, March 4, 2008


painted aluminum
72 x 72 x 36 in.

Year: 1966 -

Edition:5/6 Signed
Sotheby's Paris

December 12, 2007
Sold For: $1,227,352

Today I found this website http://www.1millionlovemessages.com/ which is dedicated to blogging about love and love messages. Although it has nothing to do with appraising or art, it did make me start thinking about famous art images depicting Love. Perhaps the most famous and iconic of all images relating to love is Robert Indiana's LOVE. This image was recreated in many mediums by the artist including oil, aluminum, silkscreens, rugs, and several more. The original image was made for the Museum of Modern Art's 1964 Christmas Card. Each of these pieces sold for different prices based on a variety of factors including, medium, year of production, color, quality, size, signature, and provenance.(successive history of ownership)
If you would like to see LOVE for yourself, the Indianapolis Museum of Art owns a sculpture version which they display outside the museum.

1.Screen Print in colors (left)
18.1 x 18.1 in.
Year: 1997 -
Edition: 38/150
Christie's New York

February 8, 2008
Sold For: 4,375 US$ PREMIUM

2.Oil on Canvas (right)
12X12 in.
Year: 2003 -
stamped with the artists initials, VH and dated 03

Sotheby's London

February 28, 2008
Estimate: US$ 68,479 - 88,045, UNSOLD

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