February 22nd, 2018

‘LOVE’ returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

By The Associated Press on February 13, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA – “LOVE” will be back in Philadelphia, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture is returning to its home Tuesday – and will make a number of stops in a parade around Philadelphia before its reinstallation.

The sculpture was temporarily installed at nearby City Hall in 2016 while its home, a downtown park, was going through a renovation.

It was taken off view a year ago for repairs ahead of the park’s reopening.

The perennial tourist attraction will look a bit different upon its return. It’s been repainted to the original colours of red, green and purple that the artist originally used. At some point over the decades, the purple had been repainted blue.

A new rectangular pedestal was also designed, in keeping with how Indiana’s other works are displayed.

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