Artifact of the Week
LOVE is one of the most iconic pop art work made by American artist Robert Indiana. It consists of boldly written letters ‘LO’ placed over the letters ‘VE’. The most distinctive feature of the work is the ‘O’ slanted sideways. It was firstly made as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in 1964, and later turn into a sculpture in 1970 for Indiana Museum of Art. Over the years, LOVE has become a popular cultural icon that came in a variety of colours, compositions and techniques. Still preserving its importance, LOVE’s multiple versions including prints, sculptures and images can be seen all around the world.
News of the Week
2018’s hit exhibition, ‘’Making Her Self Up’’ features personal items belonging to world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Taking place in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London between 16 June-4 November, this exhibition showcases 200 items that were kept in Kahlo’s house out of sight for 50 years. A rich and rare collection made of Kahlo’s clothing, accessories, make-up, personal items and medicine provides the visitors a special opportunity to get to know Kahlo, and her love, pain and art better.
Artist of the Week
Robert Indiana is an American artist who took inspiration from commercials, logo and billboards and became a popular name in Pop-Art since the 1950s. He was born as Robert Earl Clark in 1923 and graduated from the School of Art Institute Chicago in 1954. He became a world-renowned artist with his LOVE and HOPE series, both of which consist of bold and neon colours. These works later transformed into sculptures and exhibited in all over the world. Until he passed away in May 2018, Indiana featured in many solo and group exhibitions. His works are included in a great variety of collections which include American New York Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, China Shanghai Art Museum, Germany Museum Ludwig and Netherlands Stedelijk van Abbemuseum.