You don't have to look far to find LOVE this Valentine's Day. Lucky for you, it's just a short walk to Jacobson Hall.
The University of Oklahoma unveiled a rendition of the iconic "LOVE" sculpture by pop artist Robert Indiana Thursday morning. The sculpture was given to the university by William Obering, a 1957 alumnus. Obering and his brother created Warrior Oil Company, which started in Denver, CO.
The sculpture, whose first casting still stands at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, will be a permanent fixture in front of Jacobson Hall.
The red-and-blue aluminum L-O-V-E stands 6 feet tall and weighs between 500 and 750 pounds. (Now that's a whole lotta love.)
"The artist dates it as 1966-1997," said Michael Bendure, director of communication for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, which will oversee the care of the sculpture. "That includes the conception of the imagery to the realization of the sculpture in 1997."
Check out Indiana's website to learn the whole story behind the LOVE sculpture.
And if you're out and about and take a photo of the sculpture, post to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #SoonerLove, #OULove, or #LOVE (and tag the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art @FJJMA) and watch for it in our photo roundup here!