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Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, curated by Joe Lin-Hill, explored the breadth of Indiana’s output in sculpture. The exhibition consisted of sixty-five works: the early herms, the Vinalhaven woods, bronze herms and constructions, and examples of his polychrome sculptures, LOVE (1966–1999), ART (1972–2001), and ONE Through ZERO (The Ten Numbers) (1978–2003). The exhibition also presented for the first time a number of Indiana’s LOVE sculptures in marble and The Electric American Dream (EAT/DIE/HUG/ERR) (2007–2018).

In conjunction with the show, the Albright-Knox organized the public installation of Indiana’s 96-inch Cor-Ten steel ONE Through ZERO (The Ten Numbers) (1980–2003) in Wilkeson Pointe, a public park near Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. 

The exhibition traveled to the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, October 24, 2018–March 17, 2019.

View exhibition at www.albrightknox.org

Installation Views

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LOVE (1966–1999) installed outside of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

LOVE (1966–1999) installed outside of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Icarus (1992), Ahab (1962, cast 1991), Ahab (1960–62), The Melville Triptych (1962), and Call Me Ishmael (1964/1998). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Icarus (1992), Ahab (1962, cast 1991), Ahab (1960–62), The Melville Triptych (1962), and Call Me Ishmael (1964/1998). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Year of Meteors (1961), Two (1968), TWO (1978–2003), Grass (1962), and Leaves (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Year of Meteors (1961), Two (1968), TWO (1978–2003), Grass (1962), and Leaves (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective at the Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, 2018. Left to right, Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), THREE (1978–2003), Four (1959–62/1972), and Five (1984). Photo by Tom Powel Imaging. Artwork © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective at the Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, 2018. Left to right, Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), THREE (1978–2003), Four (1959–62/1972), and Five (1984). Photo by Tom Powel Imaging. Artwork © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), and Exploding Numbers (1964–66). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), and Exploding Numbers (1964–66). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), and KvF X (Hartley Elegy) (1989–94). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), and KvF X (Hartley Elegy) (1989–94). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, ONE (1978–2003), Exploding Numbers (1964–66), and Small Black Diamond Polychrome Numeral Quartet Summing Thirty (1963). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, ONE (1978–2003), Exploding Numbers (1964–66), and Small Black Diamond Polychrome Numeral Quartet Summing Thirty (1963). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Five (1984), The Demuth American Dream No. 5 (1963), and The American Dream (1992). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Five (1984), The Demuth American Dream No. 5 (1963), and The American Dream (1992). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Star (1999), Eat (1962, cast 1991), Column Hug (1964), Hug (1962), and 4-Star Love (1961). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Star (1999), Eat (1962, cast 1991), Column Hug (1964), Hug (1962), and 4-Star Love (1961). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Sweet Mystery (1959–62), Mate (1960–62), FOUR (1978–2003), The Slips (1959–60), and Womb (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Sweet Mystery (1959–62), Mate (1960–62), FOUR (1978–2003), The Slips (1959–60), and Womb (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Slips (1959–60), Womb (1960–62), Mate (1960–62), and Marine Works (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Slips (1959–60), Womb (1960–62), Mate (1960–62), and Marine Works (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Thoth (1985) USA (1996–1998, cast 2017), USA (1996–1998), and USA Eat (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Thoth (1985) USA (1996–1998, cast 2017), USA (1996–1998), and USA Eat (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, LOVE (1966–2009), LOVE (1966–2005), The Electric American Dream (EAT/DIE/HUG/ERR) (2007–2018), LOVE (1966–2001), AMOR (1998–2009), and LOVE (1966–2006). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, LOVE (1966–2009), LOVE (1966–2005), The Electric American Dream (EAT/DIE/HUG/ERR) (2007–2018), LOVE (1966–2001), AMOR (1998–2009), and LOVE (1966–2006). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, AMOR 1(998–2009), AHAVA (1977–2004), and LOVE (1966–2009). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, AMOR 1(998–2009), AHAVA (1977–2004), and LOVE (1966–2009). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Indiana's sculpture ART installed in front of the Albright Knox for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective

LOVE (1966–1998) and ART (1972–2001) installed outside of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, June 16–September 23. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

LOVE (1966–1999) installed outside of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

LOVE (1966–1999) installed outside of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Icarus (1992), Ahab (1962, cast 1991), Ahab (1960–62), The Melville Triptych (1962), and Call Me Ishmael (1964/1998). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Icarus (1992), Ahab (1962, cast 1991), Ahab (1960–62), The Melville Triptych (1962), and Call Me Ishmael (1964/1998). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Year of Meteors (1961), Two (1968), TWO (1978–2003), Grass (1962), and Leaves (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Year of Meteors (1961), Two (1968), TWO (1978–2003), Grass (1962), and Leaves (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective at the Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, 2018. Left to right, Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), THREE (1978–2003), Four (1959–62/1972), and Five (1984). Photo by Tom Powel Imaging. Artwork © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective at the Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, 2018. Left to right, Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), THREE (1978–2003), Four (1959–62/1972), and Five (1984). Photo by Tom Powel Imaging. Artwork © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), and Exploding Numbers (1964–66). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), and Exploding Numbers (1964–66). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), and KvF X (Hartley Elegy) (1989–94). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Chief (1962, cast 1991), Chief (1969), The Calumet (1971), Decade: Autoportrait 1961 (1977), Two (1960–62, cast 1991), and KvF X (Hartley Elegy) (1989–94). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, ONE (1978–2003), Exploding Numbers (1964–66), and Small Black Diamond Polychrome Numeral Quartet Summing Thirty (1963). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, ONE (1978–2003), Exploding Numbers (1964–66), and Small Black Diamond Polychrome Numeral Quartet Summing Thirty (1963). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Five (1984), The Demuth American Dream No. 5 (1963), and The American Dream (1992). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Five (1984), The Demuth American Dream No. 5 (1963), and The American Dream (1992). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Star (1999), Eat (1962, cast 1991), Column Hug (1964), Hug (1962), and 4-Star Love (1961). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Star (1999), Eat (1962, cast 1991), Column Hug (1964), Hug (1962), and 4-Star Love (1961). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Sweet Mystery (1959–62), Mate (1960–62), FOUR (1978–2003), The Slips (1959–60), and Womb (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Sweet Mystery (1959–62), Mate (1960–62), FOUR (1978–2003), The Slips (1959–60), and Womb (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Slips (1959–60), Womb (1960–62), Mate (1960–62), and Marine Works (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, The Slips (1959–60), Womb (1960–62), Mate (1960–62), and Marine Works (1960–62). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Thoth (1985) USA (1996–1998, cast 2017), USA (1996–1998), and USA Eat (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, Thoth (1985) USA (1996–1998, cast 2017), USA (1996–1998), and USA Eat (1965). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, LOVE (1966–2009), LOVE (1966–2005), The Electric American Dream (EAT/DIE/HUG/ERR) (2007–2018), LOVE (1966–2001), AMOR (1998–2009), and LOVE (1966–2006). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, LOVE (1966–2009), LOVE (1966–2005), The Electric American Dream (EAT/DIE/HUG/ERR) (2007–2018), LOVE (1966–2001), AMOR (1998–2009), and LOVE (1966–2006). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, AMOR 1(998–2009), AHAVA (1977–2004), and LOVE (1966–2009). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view of Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, June 16–September 23, 2018. Left to right, AMOR 1(998–2009), AHAVA (1977–2004), and LOVE (1966–2009). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Indiana's sculpture ART installed in front of the Albright Knox for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective

LOVE (1966–1998) and ART (1972–2001) installed outside of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo for the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective, June 16–September 23. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging