Carley Berwick: Is that [School of the Slip] a memory piece?
Robert Indiana: That’s a very special piece of wood, which I’ve had since the fifties. My neighbor on Coenties Slip, Jack Youngerman, [and I] were low on cash and decided to have figure-drawing classes. The room had this big wooden post—I removed it so that we would have better sight lines. Unfortunately, the building inspector fastened a violation on my poor neighbor. He barely forgave me.
Carly Berwick, “Love Machine Robert Indiana,” New York Magazine (September 19, 2005), p. 78.