When Robert Indiana moved to NYC in 1954, he moved to a space 25-31 Coenties Slip, an area just below the Financial District. Outside his loft Indiana saw signs more plentiful than trees, and wrote of that time that "the front of [Coenties] 25 was covered with words that influenced me in my work every day....the brass stencils I found in the loft - numbers, names of boats, and companies from the nineteenth century - became the matrices and materials for my work, and especially for my painting.

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Woodward Gallery, established 1994, has been a NYC institution for over twentythree years. It is a pioneer in the heart
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