|Robert Indiana known for 'LOVE' works sued by Monaco man |
In this May 14, 2009 file photo, pop artist Robert Indiana, 80, poses in the kitchen at his home on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. An art buyer from Monaco has filed a lawsuit against Pop artist Robert Indiana, the sculptor known for his "LOVE" works. Joao Tovar filed the lawsuit against Indiana last week in Maine's Knox County Superior Court, claiming Indiana's actions made Tovar's investment in what he thought were the artist's works worthless. Tovar alleges that he purchased versions of those sculptures with the word "Prem", Hindi for love, that he thought were created by Indiana and were worth $1.5 million. AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, file.
ROCKLAND, ME (AP).- An art buyer from Monaco has filed a lawsuit against Pop artist Robert Indiana, the sculptor known for his "LOVE" works.
Joao Tovar filed the lawsuit against Indiana last week in Maine's Knox County Superior Court, claiming Indiana's actions made Tovar's investment in what he thought were the artist's works worthless.
Indiana lives in the Maine town of Vinalhaven. His sculptures feature the L above the V and an off-kilter O above the E.
Tovar alleges in his suit that he purchased versions of those sculptures with the word "Prem" Hindi for love that he thought were created by Indiana and were worth $1.5 million.
When Indiana said he did not create them, the suit says the sculptures were made worthless. The Bangor Daily News (http://bit.ly/JOGT4y ) reports that Tovar is seeking damages.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
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