MOON, 1960

Gesso and iron and wooden wheels on wood with concrete base
78 x 17.1 x 10.25 in.
(198.1 x 43.5 x 26 cm.)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Philip Johnson Fund, 1961.

Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY

©2019 MORGAN ART FOUNDATION/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NY

“Topically this piece may have something to do with Man’s intrusion on Orb Moon – an heraldic stele, so to speak, but a definite statement is out of keeping with the times, therefore let it stand as ‘A Formal Study in Wood, Gesso and Iron.'”

“The technique, if successful, is that happy transmutation of the Lost into the Found, Junk into Art, the Neglected into the Wanted, the Unloved into the Loved, Dross into Gold, hence: ALCHEMY, what Man has been looking for as long as for God, which – BEWARE – in Mr. Canaday’s sagacious words is unmistakably Fooldsgold. Otherwise the technique might be described as ‘latter-day craft on early-day craft.'” — Robert Indiana

 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Artist Questionnaire, December 1961

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1945
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1945
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1945
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1945
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TECH

1945
500

500

1945
BEAN BUD

BEAN BUD

1945
MENE MENE TEKEL

MENE MENE TEKEL

1955–56/1989
HUB

HUB

1957/2005
SOURCE I

SOURCE I

1959
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THE SLIPS

1959–1960
SUN AND MOON

SUN AND MOON

1959–1960
FRENCH ATOMIC BOMB

FRENCH ATOMIC BOMB

1959–1960
THE SWEET MYSTERY

THE SWEET MYSTERY

1959–1962
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1959–1962/1972
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TWO GOLDEN ORBS

1959/2001
GINKGO

GINKGO

1960
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1960
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1960
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1960
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1960
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1960
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1960
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WALL OF CHINA

1960–1961
ELECTI

ELECTI

1960–1961
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MARINE WORKS

1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
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1960–1962
HOLE

HOLE

1960–1962
MELVILLE

MELVILLE

1961
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BALLYHOO

1961
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HARDROCK

1961
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SLIP

1961
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1962
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UP

1962
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1962
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1962
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1962
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HUG

1962
HUB

HUB

1962
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EAT

1962
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CHIEF

1962
DIE

DIE

1962/1984
GEM

GEM

1962/1984
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The X-5

1963
COLUMN LOVE

COLUMN LOVE

1963–1964
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COLUMN EAT

1963–1964
MOTHER AND FATHER

MOTHER AND FATHER

1963–1966
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FLAGELLANT

1963–1969
LOVE

LOVE

1964
LOVE

LOVE

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1964–1965
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THE ELECTRIC EAT

1964–2007
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MY MOTHER

1964/1998
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MY FATHER

1964/1998
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DILLINGER

1964/1998
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CALL ME ISHMAEL

1964/1998
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CALL ME INDIANA

1964/1998
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BOB'S COLUMN

1964/1998
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SIX

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EIGHT

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NINE

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1965
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ALABAMA

1965
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MODEL T

1966
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FLORIDA

1966
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LOVE

1966
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1966
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LOVE

1966–1999
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THE ELECTRIC LOVE

1966–2000
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LOVE WALL

1966–2006
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LOVE

1967
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APOGEE

1970
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1970
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ART

1972–2001
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AHAVA

1977
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MONARCHY

1981
FIVE

FIVE

1984
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MARS

1990
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ICARUS

1992
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EVE

1997
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AMOR

1998–2006
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COMET

2000
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AI

2002
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AI

2002