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13 Feb 2018

Philadelphia to throw parade for return of LOVE sculpture

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February 13, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

PHILADELPHIA –“LOVE” will be back in Philadelphia, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture is returning to its home Tuesday – and will make a number of stops in a parade around Philadelphia before its reinstallation.

The route starts at 25th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue

It will then make a number of stops along the way:

10:10 a.m. – Washington Monument at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eakins Oval
10:20 a.m. – All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
10:30 a.m. – Swann Memorial Fountain, Logan Square
10:45 a.m. – AMOR, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
11 a.m. – Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs, 16th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
11:15 a.m. – Arrival at JFK Plaza/LOVE Park for installation

The sculpture was temporarily installed at nearby City Hall in 2016 while its home, a downtown park, was going through a renovation.

It was taken off view a year ago for repairs ahead of the park’s reopening.

The perennial tourist attraction will look a bit different upon its return. It’s been repainted to the original colors of red, green and purple that the artist originally used. At some point over the decades, the purple had been repainted blue.

A new rectangular pedestal was also designed, in keeping with how Indiana’s other works are displayed.


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