Sarah Douglas: Did your 1955 poem “When the Word is Love” presage the Love painting?
Robert Indiana: I have it hanging here on the wall—I am talking to you from a room where I am surrounded by my own love poetry. In it I speak of the actual configuration of the four letters and what else they might symbolize.
Excerpt from “Conversation with . . . Robert Indiana.” Art & Auction 32 (September 2008).