Chosen Love Rug (Black on White)


Signed by the artist

SKU: RI_Chosen_Love_Rug_Black_On_White Category:

Artist: .

Dimensions: 182 x 182cm

Year: 1995

Medium: Hand Tufted Rug

Edition: Ed. of 300

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.