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Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services


Robert Indiana

Love (1973)

Born Robert E. Clark, renowned American Pop artist Robert Indiana adopted the name of his native state early in his career. A painter of the American environment, he creates images from words and numbers that are inspired by the world of signs—in particular, signs on the highway that refer allegorically to life’s journey. His paintings, sculpture, and graphics are exhibited internationally and are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution. In 1978, he left New York City for the solitude of Vinalhaven, Maine, where he lives and works today. His 1973 stamp was the first Love stamp ever issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

 

 

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