Larry Rivers

American, 1923–2002

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Painter, sculptor, poet, and musician Larry Rivers was an established figure in the New York School, recognized for creating large paintings merging abstract and narrative elements, as in Washington Crossing the Delaware (1953), where the general …

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For Adults Only (ULAE 52), 1971
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Offset lithograph in colors with collage, on two sheets of wove paper
45.9 x 75.9 cm
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$1,020
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Jun 9, 2021
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1971 Offset lithograph in colors with collage, on two sheets of wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 23/100, the full sheet, framed. sheet 29 7/8 x 18 1/16in (75.9 x 45.9cm)
For Adults Only (ULAE 52), 1971
Offset lithograph in colors with collage, on two sheets of wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
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45.9 x 75.9 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
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$1,020
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1971 Offset lithograph in colors with collage, on two sheets of wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 23/100, the full sheet, framed. sheet 29 7/8 x 18 1/16in (75.9 x 45.9cm)
Observation, from Boston Massacre; Last Civil War Veteran II, 1970
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Screenprint with embossing and lithograph in colors, on wove paper
71.1 x 48.6 cm
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Observation, from Boston Massacre; Last Civil War Veteran II, 1970; 1979-80 Screenprint with embossing and lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 117/150 and Last Civil War Veteran dated and numbered 19/125, printed by Kelpra Studio, London and Styria Studio, New York respectively, with margins, one framed. (2) sheets 19 1/8 x 28in (48.6 x 71.1cm); 42 1/2 x 30 1/8in (108 x 76.5cm)
Observation, from Boston Massacre; Last Civil War Veteran II, 1970
Screenprint with embossing and lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
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71.1 x 48.6 cm
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Observation, from Boston Massacre; Last Civil War Veteran II, 1970; 1979-80 Screenprint with embossing and lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 117/150 and Last Civil War Veteran dated and numbered 19/125, printed by Kelpra Studio, London and Styria Studio, New York respectively, with margins, one framed. (2) sheets 19 1/8 x 28in (48.6 x 71.1cm); 42 1/2 x 30 1/8in (108 x 76.5cm)
Africa I, 1923
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oil on canvas
162.56 x 184.15 cm
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$2,077,000
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May 12, 2021
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed, titled, and dated 1961-62 on the reverse oil on canvas 72 ½ by 64 ¾ in. 184.2 by 164.5 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 拉利・里維斯 1923 - 2002年 《非洲 I》 款識:藝術家簽名、書題目並紀年1961-62(背面) 油彩畫布 72 1/2 x 64 3/4 英寸;184.2 x 164.5 公分
Africa I, 1923
oil on canvas
May 12, 2021
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162.56 x 184.15 cm
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May 12, 2021
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$2,077,000
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American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion signed, titled, and dated 1961-62 on the reverse oil on canvas 72 ½ by 64 ¾ in. 184.2 by 164.5 cm. 藝壇先行者:約翰・L・馬麗安夫人珍藏 拉利・里維斯 1923 - 2002年 《非洲 I》 款識:藝術家簽名、書題目並紀年1961-62(背面) 油彩畫布 72 1/2 x 64 3/4 英寸;184.2 x 164.5 公分
Eula II
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oil on canvas
83.82 x 77.47 cm
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Mar 12, 2021
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signed oil on canvas 30 1/2 by 33 1/2 in. 77.5 by 85.1 cm. framed: 31 1/8 by 34 1/2 in. 79.2 by 87.6 cm. Executed in 1958-59.
Eula II
oil on canvas
Mar 12, 2021
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83.82 x 77.47 cm
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signed oil on canvas 30 1/2 by 33 1/2 in. 77.5 by 85.1 cm. framed: 31 1/8 by 34 1/2 in. 79.2 by 87.6 cm. Executed in 1958-59.
Make Believe Ballroom, 1989
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Acrylic, oil and photolithograph in colors, on cast resin fiber and wood, published and fabricated by Mixografia
88.9 x 89.22 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
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Acrylic, oil and photolithograph in colors, 1989, signed in blue paint, dated and numbered 99/105, on cast resin fiber and wood, published and fabricated by Mixografia, Los Angeles overall: 890 by 892 by 93 mm 35 ⅛ by 35 ⅛ 3 ⅝ in
Make Believe Ballroom, 1989
Acrylic, oil and photolithograph in colors, on cast resin fiber and wood, published and fabricated by Mixografia
Mar 5, 2021
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88.9 x 89.22 cm
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Acrylic, oil and photolithograph in colors, 1989, signed in blue paint, dated and numbered 99/105, on cast resin fiber and wood, published and fabricated by Mixografia, Los Angeles overall: 890 by 892 by 93 mm 35 ⅛ by 35 ⅛ 3 ⅝ in
Crotch, 1974
Sold on Mar 3, 2021
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staples, plywood and plastic collage, acrylic, graphite, ink, pastel and spray paint on canvas
75.6 x 94.6 cm
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$20,160
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Mar 3, 2021
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Crotch, 1974
staples, plywood and plastic collage, acrylic, graphite, ink, pastel and spray paint on canvas
Mar 3, 2021
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75.6 x 94.6 cm
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Mar 3, 2021
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$20,160
Hand-Turning Friendship of America and France, 1962
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$33,000
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oil and collage on canvas in metal artist's frame with base
25.4 x 30.1 cm
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$33,000
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Feb 19, 2021
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1962 signed and dated 'Larry Rivers '62' (upper right); signed and dated again 'Larry Rivers '62' (on the reverse) oil and collage on canvas in metal artist's frame with base, double-sided canvas: 11 7/8 x 10 in. (30.1 x 25.4 cm.) metal frame, height: 66 1/2 in. (168.9 cm.)
Hand-Turning Friendship of America and France, 1962
oil and collage on canvas in metal artist's frame with base
Feb 19, 2021
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$33,000
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25.4 x 30.1 cm
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Feb 19, 2021
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$33,000
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1962 signed and dated 'Larry Rivers '62' (upper right); signed and dated again 'Larry Rivers '62' (on the reverse) oil and collage on canvas in metal artist's frame with base, double-sided canvas: 11 7/8 x 10 in. (30.1 x 25.4 cm.) metal frame, height: 66 1/2 in. (168.9 cm.)
Dutch Masters Revised, 1976
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Work on Paper
graphite, tape, nails and staples on paper
36.5 x 52.1 cm
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$16,562
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Feb 19, 2021
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1976 signed and dated 'Larry Rivers '76' (lower right) graphite, tape, nails and staples on paper 20 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. 52.1 x 36.5 cm.
Dutch Masters Revised, 1976
graphite, tape, nails and staples on paper
Feb 19, 2021
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$16,562
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36.5 x 52.1 cm
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Feb 19, 2021
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$16,562
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1976 signed and dated 'Larry Rivers '76' (lower right) graphite, tape, nails and staples on paper 20 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. 52.1 x 36.5 cm.
On the Phone, 1982
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
€756
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lithograph and screenprint printed in colours
122.0 x 82.5 cm
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€756
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Feb 8, 2021
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signé, daté 82 et numéroté 4/52 lithographie et sérigraphie 82,5 x 122 cm ; 32 1/2 x 49 in Exécuté en 1982.
On the Phone, 1982
lithograph and screenprint printed in colours
Feb 8, 2021
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€756
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122.0 x 82.5 cm
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Feb 8, 2021
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€756
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signé, daté 82 et numéroté 4/52 lithographie et sérigraphie 82,5 x 122 cm ; 32 1/2 x 49 in Exécuté en 1982.
Dreyfus, 1964
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$8,820
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Work on Paper
graphite, colored pencil, pastel, tape and paper collage on paper
35.2 x 51.4 cm
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$8,820
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Dec 8, 2020
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Dreyfus, 1964
graphite, colored pencil, pastel, tape and paper collage on paper
Dec 8, 2020
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$8,820
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35.2 x 51.4 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
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$8,820