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Robert Indiana Yellow, Black and White Lithograph Skid Row Autoportrait, 1973



Offered is a framed and signed in pencil and printed (Robert) "Indiana Autoportait 1973" original lithograph "Skid Row" Decade: Autoportrait, 1969, 1970 in vibrant yellow, black and white (popular colors during the "Pop Art" period.) The lithograph is on an off-white woven paper mat and is an Edition of 125. We suggest requesting additional detailed photographs as we are limited to 20 per listing. Please visit the MrsPK&OZ storefront on 1stdibs for our full range of prints and fine art. If you like what you see, please follow MrsPK&OZ on 1stdibs. MrsPK&OZ is located at 2303 Portsmouth Houston, Tx 77098. Indiana titled the work "Autoportrait", as it depicts his self-portrait in words, colors, shapes and numbers, using his language of hard edge geometric abstraction. With respect to the colors and imagery Indiana portrayed the numbers and colors as, "Nine is the number before death and yellow and black is beware danger." The number 69 depicted in the center of the piece is deliberate and also the same year that his Star of Hope was founded in Penobscot Bay. Indiana's daughter, Ellen Elisofon, Ellen Elisofon, his daughter, accompanied the artist to the island from Skowhegan, and as explained by Indiana, "I was still, however on skid row, which again, is the Bowery.” The words: "HALLELUJAH VINALHAVEN" boldly featured in this lithograph refer to Robert Indiana's discovering his final residence in an idyllic place called "Star of Hope" in Vinalhaven, Maine in the late 1960s. The words "Skid Row", refers to the Bowery in Manhattan, a neighborhood known at the time for its bums, drugs and down-and-out of the late 1960s. The work also reveals the three letters "IND" in the middle, to let the viewer know it is autobiographical.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: .02 in. (0.51 mm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Very good vintage condition with no apparent wear. The original frame is not is the best shape and has minor structural issues. The glass, however, is in good shape. No cracks or deep scratches noted.
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #273FA1stDibs: LU1064619838032

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