Indiana’s best known image is the word LOVE arranged in a square with a tilted letter ‘O’. The iconography first appeared in a series of poems originally written in 1958, in which Indiana stacked LO and VE on top of one another. The red/green/blue image was then created for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964. It was put on an eight-cent U.S. Postal Service postage stamp in 1973, the first of their regular series of ‘love stamps’.
This piece is a Skein dyed, hand carved and hand tufted archival New Zealand wool rug, handcrafted by Master Contemporary Original Artist Rugs in 1995.