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Estate of 'LOVE' Artist Robert Indiana Files Motion to Stop Reproductions

  • May 11, 2019 15:38

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United States Postal Service 8c LOVE Stamp issued in 1973, designed by Robert Indiana.

The estate of Robert Indiana, known for his 'LOVE' and 'HOPE' images, is trying to halt reproductions of his work on the grounds that licensing agreements for those works ended when he died almost a year ago.

Indiana, at 89, died almost a year ago on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. Since then, a series of legal actions have ensued, including accusations of elder abuse and over the authenticity of later works, and counterclaims.

The latest notices were filed in a New York federal court for "the termination of licensing agreements between the estate and both Michael McKenzie, whose American Image Art represented a segment of Indiana’s artwork late in the artist’s life, and Morgan Art Foundation and Simon Salama-Caro, Indiana’s agent and an adviser to Morgan, which owns the rights to Indiana’s 'LOVE' image and has claimed responsibility for reviving Indiana’s career after he moved to Maine," according to CentralMaine.

A court battle will likely ensue.

Read more at Central Maine


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