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The isolation artist : scandal, deception, and the last days of Robert Indiana, Bob Keyes

Label
The isolation artist : scandal, deception, and the last days of Robert Indiana
Title
The isolation artist
Title remainder
scandal, deception, and the last days of Robert Indiana
Statement of responsibility
Bob Keyes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When reclusive, millionaire artist Robert Indiana died in 2018, he left behind dark rumors and scandal, as well as an estate embroiled in lawsuits and facing accusations of fraud. Here is the true story of the artist's final days, the aftermath, the deceptive world that surrounded him, and the inner workings of art as very big business. "I'm an artist, not a business man," Robert Indiana said, refusing to copyright his iconic LOVE sculpture in 1965. An odd and tortured soul, an artist who wanted both fame and solitude, Indiana surrounded himself with people to manage his life and work. Yet, he frequently changed his mind and often fired or belittled those who worked with him. By 2008, when Indiana created the sculpture HOPE-or did he?-the artist had signed away his work for others to exploit, creating doubt about whether he had even seen artwork sold for very high prices under his name. At the time of his death, Indiana left an estate worth millions-and unsettling suspicions. There were allegations of fraudulent artwork, of elder abuse, of caregivers who subjected him to horrendous living conditions. There were questions about the inconclusive autopsy and rumors that his final will had been signed under coercion. There were strong suspicions about the freeloaders who'd attached themselves to the famous artist. "In the final hours of his life," the author writes, "Robert Indiana was without the grace of a better angel, as the people closest to him covered their tracks and plotted their defenses." With unparalleled access to the key players in Indiana's life, author Bob Keyes tells a fast-paced and riveting story that provides a rare inside look into the life of an artist as well as the often, too often, unscrupulous world of high-end art. The reader is taken inside the world of art dealers, law firms, and an array of local characters in Maine whose lives intersected with the internationally revered artist living in an old Odd Fellows Hall on Vinalhaven Island. The Last Days of Robert Indiana is for anyone interested in contemporary art, business, and the perilous intersection between them. It an extraordinary window into the life and death of a singular and contradictory American artist-one whose work touched countless millions through everything from postage stamps to political campaigns to museums-even as he lived and died in isolation, with a lack of love, the loss of hope, and lots and lots of money"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keyes, Bob
Dewey number
  • 700.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6537.I53
LC item number
K49 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indiana, Robert
  • Artists
  • Art and society
  • Authors, American
  • Artists
Target audience
adult
Label
The isolation artist : scandal, deception, and the last days of Robert Indiana, Bob Keyes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1245957813
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781567926897
Lccn
2021015114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1245957813
Label
The isolation artist : scandal, deception, and the last days of Robert Indiana, Bob Keyes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1245957813
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781567926897
Lccn
2021015114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1245957813

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