Robert Indiana’s AMOR Sculpture Unveiled on Art Museum Steps
Going with the idea of our city being on a world stage while Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families are in town this week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Association for Public Art will unveil a Spanish/Latin edition of Robert Indiana’s famous Love statue on Tuesday morning. This one reads in similarly designed, red, six-foot-high, aluminum letters: Amor.
Placed prominently on the east terrace, the Spanish/Latin version of the culturally iconic pop sculpture is sure to photo-bomb its way into lots of the papal coverage during this week’s festivities with its message of red-hot love. It faces the parkway toward its english-speaking counterpart, Indiana’s Love sculpture, in JFK Plaza, (aka Love Park), across from City Hall.
On loan until January 29th from the Morgan Art Foundation and the Salama-Caro family, Amor is sure to be the spot for tourists seeking adorable pictures and selfies while in the City of Brotherly Love. Just remember to leave your selfie-sticks at home, at least until His Holiness leaves.