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Ahava (blue and white)
Signed Print

Robert Indiana


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Screenprint, 1993
Signed Print Edition of 150
H 95cm x W 90cm

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Meaning & Analysis

The Hebrew word for love – ahava – is rendered in white against an electric blue background. The four characters of the word are arranged to form a square, accentuating the simple geometry of the word. The print is signed by Indiana, from a print run of 150.

This print is a later reformulation of Indiana’s infamous LOVE paintings, first developed by the artist in the 1960s. Selected by the Museum of Modern Art for its Christmas card in 1965, Indiana’s initial LOVE painting quickly became a universally recognised image. For the rest of his career Indiana consistently expanded the series, reworking his basic concept in
different colours, mediums, and languages. This print was created after a monumental steel sculpture by Indiana, in the same four-letter form, made for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Ahava (blue and white) represents the unending relevance of Indiana’s LOVE artworks, which he described as being one-word poems. Through translation across language and media he reaffirmed the universality of love itself, creating, in the words of poet Robert Creeley, “an international sign of transcendent power.”

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