Friday, July 25, 2008

LOVE by Robert Indiana.

i remember being fascinated by this LOVE design ever since i was in grade school. i had a huge stamp collection and among my favorites was a USA stamp that had this image printed on. It was only in college that i found out that the artist behind this work was Robert Indiana. we were discussing copyright laws then and this LOVE artwork was used as an example. Apparently, the design was first used for MoMa (Museum of Modern Art) Christmas cards in 1964 (tagal na!) and then was used for several sets of postage stamps. the LOVE became so popular that it was reproduced several times in the form of shirts, mugs and other items without permission from the artist! all of this happened because Indiana had failed to copyright the design (sayang!)

anyhoo... i've been really intrigued by this artwork and was really happy to finally see one in the flesh! This LOVE sculpture in Singapore is 1 out of 22 installed all over the world! hopefully i can visit the remaining 21 :)

Robert Indiana © 1992
(i wonder where 2/2 and 3/3 are!)


  1. You should have your pics taken here... Especially kasama mo ang LOVE mo hehehe

    Kami nga ni Tye eh napapicture kahit single bwahahaha



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