The pop artist who created the LOVE" series that everyone is so familiar with during the "decade of love" back in the 60s was found dead at his home on Vinalhaven Island.

Robert Indiana was 89, and had died of respiratory failure.  He was known to keep to himself, and had lived in the former Odd Fellows Hall.

His iconic love image first appeared on a Christmas card that was made for the  Museum of Modern Art in New York City back in 1965.  The popularity of the image took off big time from there, with LOVE sculptures and art popping up worldwide.  A LOVE posted stamp was issued in 1973.

In his younger days, Robert Indiana studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison, Maine.