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Robert Indiana's Digits

Zero, 1964

One, 1968


Three, 2003

Four, 2001

The Figure Five, 1963

Eternal Hexagon 6, 1964

Heptagon 7, 1975

Octagon 8, 1975


Nine, 1996




Charles Demuth:
The Figure Five in Gold, 1928

The Great Figure

Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
fire truck
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city

William Carlos Williams
[In: Sour Grapes, 1921]

Exam question

"Is Missisippi Mississippi? Is there a Petula in Indiana?"

Ray Johnson: IS MARIANNE MOORE MARIANNE MOORE? (1966). In: Donna de Salvo and Catherine Gudis: Ray Johnson. Correspondences. Columbus, Ohio: Wexner Center for the Arts, 1999, pp. 169-171.

[Answer: In William S. Wilson's accompanying essay: "Ray Johnson: The One and the Other." (pp. 165-175).]


Remko Scha. 2006