The famous LOVE sculpture in Midtown is gone. It normally stands on 55th Street and Sixth Avenue.
City of Philadelphia
Indianapolis Museum of Art
The slanting of the O was designed intentionally as to have the negative spaces forming a V in between the letters, which as Indiana says “makes the letters dynamic.” Before long, the popularity of the piece brought the piece to serve as a print image for the 1964 Museum of Modern Art Christmas card, then becoming a
Love is complex. A mix of emotions, behaviors, and beliefs associated with strong feelings of affection, protectiveness, warmth, and respect for another person. Love can also be used to apply to non-human animals, to principles, and to religious beliefs.
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
Indiana first painted the LOVE design on a Christmas card commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 1965. In 1976, the year Indiana unveiled his sculpture in Philadelphia, the Copyright Act of 1976 went into effect, granting artists sole ownership of their work regardless of whether they registered it..
3.66 m x 3.66 m x 1.83 m
The University of Edinburgh
Indiana , like some of his fellow artists, scavenged the area’s abandoned warehouses for materials , creating sculptural assemblages from old wooden beams, rusted metal wheels, and other remnants of the shipping trade that had thrived in Coenties Slip.