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Untitled by Robert Indiana

Untitled by Robert Indiana
Accession Code: wu0030
Title: Untitled
Date completed: 1964
Medium: Prints
Material: Screenprint
Location Name: Library
Location Floor: 0/1

© Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, DACS, London 2017

This print is part of a portfolio of 10 screenprints, published in an edition of 500 by Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut. These prints by leading American artists of the 1960s, demonstrate how appropriate the medium was for the hard edged style of post-painterly abstraction.

The prints were commissioned by Sam Wagstaff, Curator of the Wadsworth Athenaeum. He said that he wanted people 'to get as big a hunk of the current aesthetic as they could as cheaply as possible'. Wagstaff asked each artist to provide a design; a proof was returned to them for approval and/or adjustment. The response of the artists was varied, Indiana remarked: 'I suppose I needed you to point out that this is the perfect medium for me'.