Artist's estate wants to stop "LOVE," "HOPE" reproductions

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — The estate of the artist behind the famous "LOVE" and "HOPE" images is attempting to stop reproduction of his works.

The effort is the latest development in the complicated case of Robert Indiana's estate. The estate is making the case that licensing agreements for Indiana's famous works ended when he died nearly a year ago.

The Portland Press Herald reports notices were filed in a New York federal court terminating licensing agreements the estate had maintained. One of the agreements was with Michael McKenzie, whose American Image Art represented some of Indiana's artwork late in his life. Another was with Morgan Art Foundation and Simon Salama-Caro, Indiana's agent and an adviser to Morgan.

The Press Herald reports McKenzie and Morgan are vowing to fight the case in court.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent Business stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast