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Word and Image - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - Exhibitions - Robert Indiana

Coenties Slip West, 1961. Photo: Courtesy of the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia; Artwork: © Star of Hope Foundation, Vinalhaven, Maine


Word and Image, curated by Lawrence Alloway, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, was an exhibition of works since 1947 in which words and language play a significant role. Five of Indiana’s paintings were shown: Coenties Slip West (1961), Le Premier Homme (1961), God Is a Lily of the Valley (1961–62), the Die panel of the diptych Eat/Die (1962), and The Small Diamond Demuth Five (1963).