For Morningside and Virginia Highland residents, checking out the frequently changing window displays at Providence Antiques is a popular thing to do on Sunday walks, so that's why you will notice multiple blog posts about the shop throughout the year. Right now the window is in transition, and a vintage Robert Indiana poster is the focal point.
Indiana's Love paintings and sculptures are among the most iconic Pop art images and were symbols of the free-wheeling late 1960s. By the early 70s, his work could be seen everywhere: on stamps, and indirectly in the graphic design for the cover of that 1970 bestseller, Love Story.
Ali MacGraw, circa 1970, as seen in Domino, October 2007.
Of course, I had to pop in Providence. Since brass animals have been a theme of late, I thought I'd share this turtle (the shell removes to reveal a small storage area). And the salt and pepper shakers made me think of The Peak of Chic and Mary McDonald.
Image at top is courtesy MoMA
Robert Indiana. (American, born 1928). Love, Indiana Stable May 66. 1966. Silkscreen, 32 x 24". Gift of Posters Original, Limited. © 2008 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York