We’re betting the Whitney Museum of American Art will make you think again. The fact that he created the emblematic Love signage is reason enough to make us journey to New York for this long overdue survey organized by the Whitney that traces the painter’s early beginnings to one of the breakthrough moments when he first introduced word play: the verb “Eat” juxtaposed with “Die” (1962). “Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE,” spanning 50 years, marks the artist’s first significant American retrospective (September 26 – January 23, 2014). After this NYC debut, Señor Indiana travels to San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum next spring (February 3 – May 25, 2014). whitney.org.