Robert Indiana

I've always been fascinated by numbers. Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses. In my mind, each of those houses had a number.

Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick.

Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees.

I never had the exposure to techniques and so forth that children have today with art workshops, but I always had crayons and pencils and still have work going right back to when I was five or six years old.

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.

I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I've done many.

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