The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Association for Public Art are pleased to present Robert Indiana's monumental sculpture AMOR (1998) on the Museum's East Terrace. The colorful, six-foot-high sculpture overlooks the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, site of the public papal mass that culminated the World Meeting of Families 2015.
AMOR—meaning "love" in Spanish and Latin—stands at one end of the Parkway, facing Indiana's LOVE sculpture at JFK Plaza (affectionately called Love Park) at the other end. Described by the artist as a one-sentence poem, LOVE has become an icon of modern art.
Robert Indiana originally conceived the celebrated LOVE image through a series of paintings in 1965 and as editions of LOVE sculptures a year later. His masterpiece quickly gained widespread acclaim, entering major collections around the world, most significantly the City of Philadelphia.
Indiana created the Spanish/Latin version of the sculpture, AMOR, in 1998. The sculpture is on loan from the Morgan Art Foundation, courtesy of Simon and Marc Salama-Caro, who are dedicated to preserving and promoting Robert Indiana's artistic legacy.
Born in 1928, American artist Robert Indiana is among the most universally recognized figures associated with the Pop art movement. His bold images are represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information about Robert Indiana, visit www.robertindiana.com.
The Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly Fairmount Park Art Association) commissions, preserves, promotes, and interprets public art in Philadelphia. Established in 1872, the aPA integrates public art and urban design through programs and advocacy efforts that connect people with public art. For more information, visit www.associationforpublicart.org.