This work is a brown rectangle that contains a yellow circle and a yellow hexagon shape with red stencil lettering. At the bottom edge of the rectangle, below the yellow circle, is the word "hexagon". Within the the yellow circle are the words "external" and "hexagon" and within the yellow hexagon shape is a large "6".
This work is one of ten prints published within a portfolio, “Ten Works + Ten Painters”, commissioned by Samuel J. Wagstaff from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in 1964. This portfolio was one of the earliest to have several artists published together to make major American artists accessible to a wider audience and range of collectors. Each print in this portfolio was based on a painting the artists had previously created. Some of the artists represented, in addition to Robert Indiana, are Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly and Roy Lichtenstein, who were associated with the Pop and Minimalism art movements in the 1960s.
Signed and dated in German script, in pencil, l.r. margin: Johs Molzahn - 20 Dated, titled and numberd, l.l. margin: Jo 11-20/XXVII Ferntaster II (German script) Custom's stamp in blue on reverse of print and mat: circle, eagle, Zollamt München-Post (?)