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INDIANA, Robert.

Robert Indiana

Introduction by John W. McCoubrey.

Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1968 Stock Code: 94247
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First edition, first printing. Edition of 2500 copies. Inscribed in blue felt tip on the front free endpaper by Indiana "*Vinalhaven*, for, Elin, on her island, love, for sharing it, Bob, 12 VIII 69". Indiana has also drawn round his hand on the colophon page and inscribed "For, Elin, too, for, the sea, the sun, a season on her island, love, B In, 12 VIII 69".

Indiana first visited Vinalhaven in 1969, a small island off the coast of Maine, North America. He rented a studio in a lodge each summer from his friend and photographer, Eliot Elisofon. When Eliot died in 1973, he bought the lodge from his estate for 10,000 and in 1978 moved to Vinalhaven permanently. Elin is the daughter of Eliot and was born in 1952. Published to coincide with an exhibition organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania, April 17 - May 27, 1968; Marion Kooglar McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, July 1 - August 15; Herron Museum of Art, Indianapolis, September 1 - 29.

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Square quarto. Original wrappers, titles to covers and spine in white on a black background.


Illustrated throughout on Mohawk Superfine paper.


Edges a little rubbed, small stain to back cover, internally bright and clean.


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