A towering message of LOVE stands majestically at Aventura Mall – a reminder of what’s important during these challenging times. The sculpture by American pop icon Robert Indiana, a celebrated figure who passed away in 2018, is a major part of Aventura Mall’s growing collection of world-class art.
Indiana’s two-row rendering of the word, with its tilted “O,” is one of the most recognizable works of modern art in the world. The famous design emerged from deep influences in Indiana’s life, from his early exposure to religion to his father’s career. Indiana’s 1966 masterpiece originally began as a Christmas card, morphing into a painting and eventually into sculpture. Indiana would spend the rest of his life turning it into sculptures, stamps and even adapting it to HOPE to support Barack Obama.
Today, world-renowned destinations from New York City and Philadelphia — home of the famous LOVE Park — to Tokyo and Singapore celebrate the work of Indiana. The famed installation has also been translated into Spanish, Hebrew and other languages, and its omnipresent message is imprinted in our collective consciousness.
LOVE is a favorite among Aventura Mall visitors, who have come to appreciate the center for its dedication to the arts. This world-class assortment incorporates a range of mediums that include sculptures and installations by renowned international, as well as local Miami artists. Visit AventuraMall.com/arts to see the Collection. You will LOVE it.