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From Thursday 21 March to Saturday 20 April 2024, we will present a sale of exceptional original prints by artist Robert Indiana, from Gillian and Simon Salama-Caro of The Robert Indiana Legacy Initiative. Hosted at Hauser & Wirth London, the sale supports our charitable aims.

Through the generosity of Gillian and Simon Salama-Caro, all proceeds from the exhibition will support our ongoing charitable work. The exhibition features 19 previously unreleased serigraphs signed by the artist and printed between 2001 and 2011.

This significant group of works highlights some of Indiana’s pivotal and enduring themes, including his iconic series LOVE, his focus towards the subject of numbers, and a tribute to the slips, an area of Manhattan where he lived and began his artistic career. The exhibition also introduces early depictions of Marilyn Monroe as a symbol of American popular culture and celebrity, and its sometimes-tragic consequences.

Indiana began printmaking in the mid-1960s. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he worked on several projects with Robert Blanton of Brand X Editions in New York, before later reconnecting with the master printer in 2000. This is the first time that a significant group of these limited-edition serigraphs is being exhibited together, presenting a rare opportunity to own works that have never previously been offered on the open market. Each serigraph relates directly to a painting made by Indiana between the years 1959 and 1999 and chosen by the artist for a limited-edition screen print. The works shown in this exhibition were published by G & S Editions (Gillian and Simon Salama-Caro).

A red rectangle with 8 green circles outlines with blue letters.
Robert Indiana, The Slips, 2001, serigraph. Image courtesy of The Robert Indiana Legacy Initiative LLC. Artwork © 2024 Morgan Art Foundation LLC/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/DACS (UK).

The proceeds from this sale will directly benefit the work of Yorkshire Sculpture Park and our mission to bring outstanding art, landscape and learning to diverse people. For three generations we have contributed to the quality of life in our region and to Britain’s ecosystem of contemporary sculpture, but we are working in precarious times. This is a joyful coming together of public and private, individual and institution, for the public good.

- Clare Lilley, Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Simon Salama-Caro, said, “Yorkshire Sculpture Park holds a special place in our hearts and minds. Gillian and I came to know well Clare and the YSP team during their insightful curation and presentation of Robert Indiana: Sculpture 1958-2018, the first major exhibition in the UK of sculpture, painting, and prints by Bob. We are proud that these works will both help YSP fulfill its mission and serve as part of our ongoing commitment to raise awareness of and appreciation for the work of Robert Indiana.”

Neil Wenman, Global Creative Director and Partner, Hauser & Wirth, said, “We are delighted to be supporting YSP, a museum that has worked with so many of our beloved artists and who shares the gallery’s ethos for fostering dialogue, creativity and discovery among the widest possible range of audiences. Over the past years, our London gallery has hosted several charitable and educational events and initiatives for UK organisations and institutions, including Hospital Rooms and South London Gallery. We are thrilled to now support our friends at Yorkshire Sculpture Park with this benefit print sale, with all proceeds going to their charitable aims.”

A red diamond shaped serigraph with a pop art image of a topless Marilyn Monroe. White on blue circular text reads MARILYN MARILYN
A black diamond shaped pop art image with repeating yellow 5s over a red star
A black diamond shaped serigraph print with a pop art image of a topless Marilyn Monroe. Red circular text reads NORMAL JEAN MORTENSON, MARILYJN MONROE 26 62