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June 6, 1962 -  - Journals - Robert Indiana

Journal page for June 6, 1962

Robert Indiana kept a series of illustrated journals during the late 1950s and 1960s, in which he discusses the development of his work as well as his daily life on Coentes Slip.

Indiana's journal page for June 6, 1962, includes a sketch of The Dietary, a 60 x 48-inch oil painting which the artist had started working on the day before. Indiana records that he continued to work on the painting, and that he painted the cerulean blue of The Triumph of Tira

Indiana then describes "a break out for 45 minutes sun on [the] roof," and Jean [sic] (journalist Jeanne Molli) coming to the loft for a fitting by J. (his partner, fashion designer John Kloss), for a dress to be worn at an event at which Princes Philip and Bernhard were guests of honor. He also notes that he was continuing to work on his journals from two and three years ago, transcribing notes and trying to bring them up to date.