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„Colored Braille Number One - Robert Indiana Inspired“

from the gallery of Peter Potamus

This is a contemporary twist on the seminal "Numbers Portfolio" 1968 work of Robert Indiana with A Series of Colored Braille Numbers, firt published in 2010 and now available for high quality printing a big size.

This series is the first and unique publised online until today. All the images reported by Google Search are black and white except this numbers, that's why it is exceptional.


One of the central figures of the Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana takes his inspiration from commercial signs, claiming: “There are more signs than trees in America. There are more signs than leaves. So I think of myself as a painter of American landscape.”

Indiana began to apply numbers to his sculptural assemblages and paintings at the end of the 1950s, and in the 1960s numbers as a subject in their own right became one of the signature motifs of Indiana’s painting. Their forms, as Indiana has explained, were particularly inspired by the robust Arabic numerals of an old printer’s calendar that he found in his loft in Coenties Slip.
 In 2010, when I publised this series, I'was interested in the codification of signs, and Braille is a great invention for use as tactile writing system by the blind and the visually impaired.    KEYWORDS:    Braille, art, pop art, robert indiana, numbers, portfolio, pain, painting, peter potamus, peterpotamus, eye pop,  

Picture ID: 95591c6
Walter Zettl liked this artwork 2015-06-19 05:10:10 UTC
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