Hope Comes To New York

Iconic artist Robert Indiana’s "Hope" sculpture to be unveiled to the public in New York City
By: American Image Atelier
 
Jan. 14, 2009 - PRLog -- NEW YORK, NY - Pop Artist Robert Indiana’s long-awaited follow-up masterpiece to his classic LOVE, titled HOPE, will be unveiled in New York City on Thursday, January 15 at the Jim Kempner Fine Art gallery in Chelsea. This will be the first open-to-the-public viewing of the six-foot stainless steel HOPE sculpture, which debuted in front of a select audience outside the Democratic National Convention in August 2008.

Planned for over a decade and brought to fruition in support of Barack Obama as President, HOPE raised over $500,000 for the Obama campaign.  

The HOPE Exhibit, which also features a number of new paintings by Indiana, will be shown in New York at the Kempner gallery, in Washington, D.C. at both The Irvine Gallery and Manifest Hope (in conjunction with Barack Obama, Shephard Fairey and MoveOn.com), and in Boca Raton, Florida at Rosenbaum Contemporary.

“Inevitably, this landmark sculpture will end up in a prestigious museum, and we wanted the public to be able to see it for free before that happens,” stated Michael McKenzie, Indiana’s publisher and Founder of American Image Atelier.

As part of the inaugural Hope Exhibit in New York City on January 15, there will be a special performance of HOPE: American Dreamers, which was conceived and choreographed by Teresa Smith.  The piece will be part of a major work with sets and costumes designed by Indiana, art by Indiana, Fairey and English, music by Will.i.am, film by Kevin Chapados, and spoken word by various artists.

For more information, visit www.americanimageart.com/hope_special_project.html.

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Pop Artist Robert Indiana’s long-awaited follow-up masterpiece to his classic LOVE, titled HOPE, will be unveiled in New York City on Thursday, January 15, 2009.
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