LOVE (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

LOVE at Love park

Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture permanently resides at the John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has become such a symbol of the park that it’s most commonly referred to as Love Park.  Made of corten steel, the sculpture that resides in LOVE Park is only one of many that are scattered around the world in multiple languages.

LOVE is an iconic pop-art image originally created for the Museum of Modern Art Christmas card by Indiana in 1964 at the height of the pop-art movement.  The image is so famous that it is known around the world from t-shirts draped over kids from the City of Brotherly Love, to senior citizens bookbags recieved as gifts with public radio contributions.  It is so famous that it was also a popular United States postage stamp.