63. AMOR (1998), Robert Indiana

Photo © Alec Rogers for the Association for Public Art

Voices heard in the program:

ROBERT INDIANA (1928-2018), heard on archival recording, is the American painter, sculptor, and graphic artist who created AMOR. A leading exponent of Pop Art, Indiana achieved wide recognition for his work, and his famous LOVE image became a universal icon.

MARGOT BERG is the former Public Art Director for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), which owns AMOR and helped acquire the work for the city’s permanent collection.

FATHER DENNIS GILL is Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, which is located directly across from AMOR. He is also the Director of the Office for Divine Worship for the Archdiocese.

FERNANDO MÉNDEZ is a longtime Philadelphia resident who was born in Bogota, Columbia. A journalist and a teacher, he is Senior Editor at El Sol Latino and a founding member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Mexican Cultural Center.

Segment Producer: Anne Hoffman

AMOR was acquired through the generosity of the City of Philadelphia, the Morgan Art Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mrs. Edith R. Dixon, and the Association for Public Art.