Robert Indiana - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 11, 2012 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Rosenbaum Gallery, Boca Raton
    Private collection, Europe

  • Catalogue Essay

    Indiana said he has been fooling around with the word "hope" for a number of years. But it wasn't until Obama came along — with his message of hope and his book "The Audacity of Hope" — that Indiana turned it into a work of art.
    "It's really a brother to LOVE, or a sister or a very close family member," he said.
    (The Associated Press, 2008)


Hope (Red-Blue)

polychrome aluminum
36 x 36 x 18 in. (91.4 x 91.4 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, numbered, and dated "R. Indiana, 2009, I/VIII" on the reverse. This work is number one from an edition of eight plus one artist's proof.

$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $290,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York