DNAinfo Reporter/ Producer
MANHATTAN - Pop artist Robert Indiana, known for the famous "Love" sculptures with the "o" tilted to the side, claims that an ex-business partner is threatening him with messages hidden in paintings.
One painting by Gilbert, 'Love #5,' includes text which reads: "If anyone tries to take the love away from me, I will kill them," according to the Post.
In that painting, "love" was depicted in the famous logo style. Gilbert claims that he paid Indiana $100,000 to use the "Love" design swapping in the Sanskrit word for "love" in tapestries and sculptures.
Indiana denies there was a deal.
"Love" was originally painted for a Museum of Modern Art Christmas card in 1965.