Sharing the LOVE Around the World

Ever heard of the saying, “Don’t look for love, let love find you?” Well in this case, you would have to look for love. Heck, I even encourage to go ahead and look for love in all the wrong places. No no, I am not talking about looking for love from a person. Love is literally scattered all around the world. Have I lost you yet?  Don’t worry, go ahead and wipe that confused look. I am talking about all the amazing LOVE sculptures all over the world.

LOVE is one of the most iconic pop art designed by Robert Indiana during the 1960s. Starting at a very young age, Indiana had taken interests in Art. After he served three years of U.S. Air Force, he studied at three different colleges to study Art which are Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Sculptures and Painting in Maine and Edinburgh college of Art in Scotland. It wasn’t until 1965 when his career sky-rocketed when Museum of Modern Art  featured his art of the LOVE image for their Christmas cards. Thus from there, it became popularly used for stamps, products and sculptures. An Interesting fact I had learned about Robert Indiana: He had lived in twenty three homes before the age of seventeen due to which is his mother’s wanderlust. Isn’t that amazing?

The original sculpture was established at Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1970. From there, many more sculptures started to pop up around the world. Down below are the list of all the sculptures by Robert Indiana that can be found around the world:

LOVE in United States

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Original LOVE sculpture in Indianapolis Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved to Hibino: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hibino/

4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3326

Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale , AZ 85251

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

1845 Fairmount St. Wichita, Kansas 67260

1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124

16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine 04841

200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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LOVE on Sixth Avenue, New York
  • Manhatten, New York

Intesection of Sixth Avenue and 55th Street

Love Park in John F. Kennedy Plaza

16th and JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015

*It can be found near E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center

It can be found at Locust Walk near 36th Street in Blanche Levy Park

601 E. Main Street, Collegeville, PA 19426

6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209

South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd., Middlebury, VT 05753

LOVE in Canada

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LOVE in Montreal, Canada. All Rights reserved goes to http://montrealinpictures.com/blog/2012/02/14/project-365-day-45/

Devant LHotel, 262 Saint-Jacques West, Old Montreal

LOVE in Asia

 

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LOVE in Taipei, Taiwan

Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110

*It can be found outside on ground level in front of Taipei 101 Tower

  • Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, Japan

 

6-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 163-1312, Tokyo Prefecture

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  • Lansen Place, Singapore

It is near Penang Road

*Note: This was a little difficult to find. Our couchsurfing host was a huge help for finding this and giving us direction. So ask around

  •   Jakarta, Indonesia

Gandaria City Mall, Kebayoran Lama Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia

Taman Cinta (Love Park)- Pasirkaliki, Bandung

LOVE in Europe

Love sculpture by Robert Indiana in front of a christmas tree in a hotel garden in Zurich.
Love sculpture in Zurich. All copyrighs are reserved to Matthias Forster https://www.flickr.com/photos/forsterfoto/2187835212/

  • Zurich Garden in Zurich, Switzerland

 Galerie Gmurzynska, Paradeplatz 2, Zurich, Switzerland

  •  Neuss-Holzheim, Germany

Museum Insel Hombroich, Neuss-Holzheim, Germany

  • Lisbon, Portugal

Praça Dom Pedro, Lisbon, Portugal

Other Words by Robert Indiana

AMOR

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AMOR sculpture in Washington D.C. All rights goes to Elvert Barnes. https://www.flickr.com/photos/perspective/11655228223/

6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

 Ahava

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Ahava (LOVE) in Jersuelem, Isreal. All rights reserved to Brian Negin. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bdnegin/474505512

Givat Ram, Ruppin Rd., Jerusalem, Israel

Hope

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HOPE on Seventh Ave in New York City. All rights goes to Gigi_nyc at https://www.flickr.com/photos/76807015

Based on this website, here are the locations for Hope:

  • New York, New York

810 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
(between the corner of 7th Avenue and 53rd Street)

  • Miami, Florida

9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

  • Carcasas, Venezuela

Avenida Orinoco Entre Jalisco y Monterrey, Las Mercedes, Caracas 1060

  • Vinalhaven, ME

Star of Hope, Vinalhaven, ME

  • Venice, Italy

San Marco No. 2288
Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 30100 Venezia, Italia

  • Munich, Germany

Tuerkenstrasse 16, 80333 Munich

With some research, this list is up to date on May 11, 2015 to my best effort. I understand that there could be some locations that I might have missed but I will update if I hear any new locations or if the locations have been moved. Some of these LOVE sculptures can be hard to find, so we should go look for it but then again, just maybe LOVE could end up finding us.

Have you seen any of Robert Indiana’s artwork? If so, where?

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  1. I had no idea there were so many sculptures! Maybe I’ll make a trip to Farnsworth to see it. Great list!
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    1. Thank you! I’m sure there are couple more than just what I listed! Since it is in a museum at Farnsworth, check if it is still in the exhibit! 🙂

    1. No problem! We want to help out everyone who wants to discover these! Thank you for reading! (:

  2. That is so interesting, I had no idea that there were numerous versions of this. Now Im going to have to keep my eyes peeled to find some of the others (Ive seen the NY one)
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    1. Perhaps there will be more different version in the future! 🙂 Thank you for reading!

    1. Thank you! We didn’t know it would be there!

    1. Thank you! 🙂

  3. Wow, what an inspiring post!!! Thanks!!! I have been to a Love place in Manila. I will go to the one in Scottsdale, we live near it!

    1. Thank you! Yes go see it in Scottdale and be sure to tag us in the picture 🙂 We tried to go to see it in Scottsdale but due to timing, we couldn’t. We will next time we are in Arizona!

    1. We didn’t realize either until we saw it in Taiwan and finally saw it that it was spread out! Thanks for reading! 🙂

    1. You should definitely do it! Some of these statues are only there for a limited time! Hope you come across one soon 🙂 Thanks for reading

  4. wow what a cool roundup! I’ve never seen one but will keep my eye out!

    1. Thank you! Hope you get to see one during your travel 🙂

    1. That’s great! Glad you got to see them but hopefully you’ll find more 🙂 Thanks for reading

    1. Haha! What movies did you see them in? and yeah go for it! Looking forward to your cheesy selfies 😉 Thanks for reading

    1. That’s great! Did you get to take a picture with it? Yeah not many people know about the abundance of statues around the world. Thanks for reading! 🙂

    1. Not many people do but I hope many people have a chance to do so before they take it down in the future! Thanks for reading 🙂

    1. Haha that’s the best way to do it! Coffee just make everything better, wouldn’t you agree? 😉

    1. Why, thank you! Glad we could help! It will be a great “treasure” hunt for the kids and anyone 😉

  5. I didn’t even realize that these LOVE sculptures were around the world. Very cool! Love is universal! I was actually watching a Ted Talk not too long ago (I am a psychology and research geek in private) and the speaker’s research dealt with “how do we fall in love?”. I love this stuff!

    Thanks for sharing. xx
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    1. I’m also a Psychology geek, and that TedTalk platform you told me about sounds really interesting! I’ll check that out! 🙂

      Thank you for reading!

  6. I love this! I grew up in Scottsdale and kind of took for granted the love statute growing up But now when I go back and visit I love going and taking pictures with it ect. I really need to travel now and find the other ones!! xx Kristen

    1. I’m sure that statue will still be there, waiting for you! 😉 I also had taken for granted for one statue during my travel and now wishing I took a picture with it! Alas, at least I’ll appreciate it more when I see one in the future 🙂

  7. This was a fun and unique post to read. I had no idea the Love sculptures were global. I have seen the ones in Manhattan and Scottsdale.

  8. No Way! I’m going to put it on my bucket list to take a picture in front of all of them. What a trip that would be. I really think what you guys are doing is amazing.
    Sending yall LOVE from Southern California! Safe trips!
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  9. I love this post!!! I have been to the LOVE sign in Zurich but would love to see them all! I think it’s great how many you both have been to! Thank you for sharing this lovely post!!!
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