Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018)
Parrot Eyphka (Eureka), 1971
Serigraph on paper
Signed and dated “R. Indiana 1871” to the lower right
From the American Dream portfolio_/_Decade Portfolio
Marked in plate “© Robert Indiana, 1971” to the lower left margin
A serigraph titled Parrot Eyphka (Eureka) by renowned Pop artist Robert Indiana. From his 1971 series titled American Dream Portfolio_/_Decade portfolio, this series is a compilation of ten serigraphs both celebratory and critical of the decade’s social dynamics. This particular work features a parrot with “Eureka” printed in Cyrillic, exhibiting Indiana’s signature style that often juxtaposes flattened vibrant figures, short words, and bold typeface.
Robert Indiana studied at the Heron School of Art in Indianapolis, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, New York then earned his degree from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 1953. After receiving a European travel fellowship in 1954, he attended Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Indiana is renown for taking simple, everyday words such as “EAT”, “LOVE” and “DIE” then using graphic lettering in bright primary colors to encourage viewers to see the commonplace in a new way. His “LOVE” series sprang from a 1964 commission to turn a closed Church of Christ, Scientist church into an art gallery then was used as the Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art (New York) in 1965. So recognized as an image of the Pop Art era that it was adopted as a United States postage stamp in 1973.
- negligible wear throughout the margins of paper.
- measures the sheet; printed image measures 30.5" W x 35.5" H.