Robert Indiana's (American, 1928-2018), "Hartley Elegies" were a series of 18 paintings Indiana created from 1989-1994. They were inspired by American artist Marsden Hartley's War Motif series, which was dedicated to a young WWI German soldier Karl von Freyburg that Hartley had a friendship with until he perished in the war. Indiana weaves in his own heritage with the red, white, and blue coloring. In this print Indiana references the classic JFK quote "Ich bin ein Berliner" - I am a Berliner, from his speech in Berlin. Indiana also ties in the Germans with the coloring that references the German flag.