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November 21, 2013
Robert Indiana In Context 

From left, Thomas Crow, Barbara Haskell and Joachim Pissarro. Photograph by Richard Bloes
From left, Thomas Crow, Barbara Haskell and Joachim Pissarro. Photograph by Richard Bloes
From left, Thomas Crow, Barbara Haskell and Joachim Pissarro. Photograph by Richard Bloes
From left, Thomas Crow, Barbara Haskell and Joachim Pissarro. Photograph by Richard Bloes
From left, Thomas Crow, Barbara Haskell and Joachim Pissarro. Photograph by Richard Bloes
From left, Thomas Crow, Barbara Haskell and Joachim Pissarro. Photograph by Richard Bloes

For this roundtable discussion, scholars Joachim Pissarro and Thomas Crow, along with curator Barbara Haskell, explore the artist Robert Indiana in the context of his contemporaries. On the occasion of Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE, this program addresses Indiana’s early roots, the proliferation of his signature image LOVE, and his engagement with political and allegorical topics. Despite Indiana’s bold, simple visual vocabulary, his work reveals underlying themes of American identity, racial injustice, and disillusion. Placing Indiana in the art world alongside contemporaries like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist, this program explores the complexity of his astoundingly diverse oeuvre and reevaluates his place in art history.