The “LOVE” image by Robert Indiana is one of the worlds most recognized pieces of pop art. Before applying the design to sculptures, the “LOVE” theme had been featured in prints, stamps, paintings etc. The first type of sculpture created was made for the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1970 and since then, the sculptures have been popping up in cities all over the world including New York, London, Shanghai and many more.
One of Indiana’s red/blue/green LOVE sculptures was acquired and permanently installed in front of the I-Land Tower in 1993 as part of the I-Land public art project. Today, the 12 feet tall sculpture still stands today in the busy business district of Shinjuku.
During my visit to Tokyo in 2015 this sculpture was less than a 5-minute walk from the apartment I was staying in. On a bright day the sun hits off the art piece and the colours shine brightly. The sculpture is highly visible from its surroundings due to the fact that it is places at a 4 street intersection. This is definitely a great opportunity to take some fun photos with a world renowned piece of art.
How to get there:
Take the metro to the JR Shinjuku Station, from there you can use the map below and it will take you less than 5 or 6 minutes to reach the sculpture. If you get lost then feel free to show a photo of the sculpture to a local and they are usually more than happy to point you in the correct direction.
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