We may bring in contemporary public art from around the world, but Indianapolis' first "LOVE" is still Robert Indiana's famous sculpture. The 1970 installation at the IMA was one of the artist's first reproductions of this steel pop art icon. Others can be found in New York City, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Bangkok and Bilbao (to name just a few of "LOVE"'s locations) while Israel and Italy boast translated versions. Our "LOVE" may not be unique, but our claim to Indiana is: He's a New Castle native who lived in Indy and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School.
Second: "Anne Dancing" (Julian Opie), Massachusetts Avenue
Third: "The Ruins" (Taflinger & Bitter), Holliday Park