Robert Indiana, the Maine-based pop artist who designed the “LOVE” sculpture that’s made our John F. Kennedy Plaza so famous, is being honored in a worldwide exhibit in conjunction with his 86th birthday on September 13th.
The celebration is called International HOPE Day, in honor of his "HOPE" sculpture that follows a similar theme as "LOVE." It will take place in the form of installations and events in Munich, Caracas, Miami, New York City and his hometown of Vinalhaven, Maine. Sadly Philly isn't included.
Indiana will make a public appearance outside his home on that day, and there will be a large "HOPE" sculpture installed in commemoration.