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Installation view of the exhibition New Media—New Forms I with Indiana’s sculpture French Atomic Bomb (1960) standing below the mid-sized canvas on the wall to the right. Courtesy of The Star of Hope, Vinalhaven, Maine

Installation view of the exhibition New Media—New Forms I with Indiana’s sculpture French Atomic Bomb (1960) standing below the mid-sized canvas on the wall to the right. Courtesy of The Star of Hope, Vinalhaven, Maine

Indiana's sculpture French Atomic Bomb (1959–60) was included in the landmark exhibition New Media—New Forms I at the Martha Jackson Gallery, the first major showcase of current assemblage works. Other artists in the show included Jean Arp, Lee Bontecou, Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. Rolf Nelson, a neighbor on Coenties Slip and the director of the gallery, selected Indiana’s work for the show. The collectors Donald and Harriet Peters purchased the sculpture.

His sculpture Ge (1960) was included in New Media—New Forms II, which took place at the Martha Jackson Gallery 28 September–22 October 1960.