'LOVE' artist Robert Indiana at center of exhibit

August 28, 2014 - 7:34 AM
Robert Indiana Day

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, artist Robert Indiana, known world over for his LOVE image, is interviewed in front of that painting at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. The Maine-based pop artist plans to participate in International HOPE Day, a celebration of his art in countries across the world. Indiana will make a public appearance at noon outside his residence and studio on Vinalhaven Island on Sept. 13.(AP Photo/Lauren Casselberry, File)

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana plans to participate in a celebration of his art in countries across the world called International HOPE Day.

The artist is best known for his "LOVE" image, in which the L and a leaning O sit atop the V and the E. His 'HOPE' image follows a similar theme. It will be a part of installations and events in Munich, Caracas, Miami, New York City and Vinalhaven, Maine, on Sept. 13, his 86th birthday.

Indiana will make a public appearance outside his residence and studio on Vinalhaven Island on that day. There will be a large 'HOPE' sculpture installed for the event.