Friday, June 15, 2012


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

If it wasn't for Indiana's "LOVE," the world famous
"I 'Heart' (love) NY" logo wouldn't exist

On May 22nd at Site 109 on the Lower east Side, in order to celebrate the newly published Robert Indiana: New Perspectives (Hatje Cantz, 2012,) Kiwi Arts Group presented a panel discussion, set to re-evaluate with a fresh look, Robert Indiana's importance to American Pop Art.
Robert Indiana at the studio

Original greeting card, designed to be sold at the Museum of Modern Art
in New York, propelled Robert Indiana into the pantheon of the great
art masters of the 20th century. Here shown together with the subsequent
postage stamps issued by the US Postal Service
Art Historian and Author Allison L. Unruh, who edited and wrote an introduction and essay in the Indiana Book; Thomas Crow, the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art and Associate Provost for the Arts at New York University, another essayist in the book; Joachim Pissarro, the Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries, and formerly Curator in the MoMA's Department of Painting and Sculpture; and Stephen Rosenberg, art advisor and private dealer, and former Director of Sotheby's Institute of Art, Art and Business Program
Robert Indiana at the studio
Louis Canales, Creative Director of Kiwi Arts Group(KAG,)who were organizers of the event

Thomas Crow signs as Louis Canales looks on
Louis Canales giving Allison Unruh, Indiana's book Introduction and essay writer, books to sign
Thomas Crow, Fran Kaufman of Kaufman Vardy Projects and Joachim Pissarro
Indiana Created this piece to celebrate Barak Obama's presidency.
Thomas Crow, KAG Publisher Michael Huter, Joachim Pissarro and KAG Director of Operations Jeffrey Wilkinson

Allison Unruh is also co-curator of the upcoming Robert Indiana exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris
Robert Indiana at the studio
Disregard the framed warning. The "eats" were very healthy and delicious!

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