Universal Love by Indiana

On 16 May 2019, by Philippe Dufour

One of Robert Indiana's signature works was successful, along with old porcelain birds from London.

Everyone knows this monumental three-dimensional inscription, where the word "love" can be read in all colours, materials and languages. Sculptor Robert Clark, better known as Robert Indiana, made this Prem Love, also called Hindi Love, in Corten steel for publisher John Gilbert in 2007. A collector paid €78,936 for this copy, number one of eight. Then two superb, almost life-size owls came to roost in the room; they were made of polychrome porcelain from London’s Bow manufactory (which made many very rococo pieces despite a brief existence from 1745 to 1776). Our birds each stood on a stump with branches decorated with flowers. The first fetched €24,300, the second €23,085.

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