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Posted on: Jan 23, 2019

By Shawn Scott, Hall Scott PC

Hoosier native, Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark), was born in New Castle, Indiana on September 13, 1928. He graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1946 as valedictorian but soon left his home state and ultimately relocated to New York where he died on May 19, 2018. Indiana was a world-renowned contemporary artist that still had ties to his home state, which he made his namesake, including several original works exhibited at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art) consisting of ten sculptures from his Numbers collection (0-9), one of his iconic Love sculptures and several other original works. Just one day prior to Indiana’s death, an international art dealer filed a lawsuit against Indiana’s longtime caretaker and a New York-based art publisher alleging they made unauthorized works under Indiana’s name. Now, Indiana’s estate may have a claim against his caretaker. Read more in this New York Times article here.

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