Robert Indiana's Complicated LOVE Affair

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A young boy plays in front of sculpture entitled 'The American Love' by Robert Indiana in the gardens of Chatsworth House near Bakewell, Derbyshire on September 14, 2008.

On this week's Weekend Edition, Robert Indiana called his iconic LOVE image 'a terrible mistake', but in 1971 he seemed much more optimistic about the work's influence on his career. 

Listen to Indiana on WNYC in 1971 explain his preoccupation with the word "Love" and the impetus behind his artistic practice.  Listen to the entire interview with Ruth Bowman on WNYC's Views on Art here.