Robert Indiana's ONE through ZERO is a highlight of Frieze Sculpture 2019
Frieze Sculpture returns to Regent's Park for three months this summer, featuring works by artists presented by world-leading galleries. Selected and placed by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze Sculpture creates an exceptional cultural attraction at the heart of the city, for Londoners and international visitors alike.
One highlight of the exhibition is Robert Indiana's monumental Cor-Ten ONE through ZERO. A celebration of numbers as universal emblems that transcend the barriers of language, they are embedded with personal associations for the artist, yet are able evoke an array of poetic meanings among the public.
The qualities of Cor-Ten give the Numbers sculptures a distinctive quality in that the works, while transforming the environment in which they stand, are simultaneously being transformed by that environment.
In the words of Javier Pes, editor of Artnet: "Robert Indiana's circle of monumental numerals form a different take on the cycle of life. The big "one" represents birth, while the "zero" could be the big studio in the sky. It is refreshing to be reminded of Indiana's art when his legacy has been overshadowed by the legal battle that ignited upon his death. ONE Through ZERO is an authentic Indiana experience in the heart of London. What's not to love?"
Artwork copyright: Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; DACS, London 2019