Larry Rivers, ‘At The Dwan Gallery (Signed)’, 1965, Alpha 137 Gallery
Larry Rivers, ‘At The Dwan Gallery (Signed)’, 1965, Alpha 137 Gallery
Larry Rivers, ‘At The Dwan Gallery (Signed)’, 1965, Alpha 137 Gallery
Larry Rivers, ‘At The Dwan Gallery (Signed)’, 1965, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare and historic poster is of a Larry Rivers exhibition at the legendary Dwan gallery. Dwan gallery was run by Virginia Dwan, a leading patron of 1960's avant-garde art. This remarkable gallery presented groundbreaking exhibitions for Minimalism, Conceptual Art and Land Art by artists such as featuring works by Carl Andre, Walter de Maria, Dan Flavin, Michael Heizer, Robert Morris, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Charles Ross, Robert Ryman, and Robert Smithson. In 2017 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted a traveling exhibition highlighting Dwan Gallery's storied contribution to the history of modern art. Below is a link to that exhibition:
http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/dwan-gallery

This silkscreen is a historic collectors item; these vintage Dwan posters rarely appear on the market and are now very valuable and important pieces of art history; exceptionally so when hand signed by Larry Rivers as the present one.

Signature: Signed and dated "Rivers, 1965" lower right recto.

Dwan Gallery

About Larry Rivers

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 leads his men through a space defined by murky oil washes and broad gestural brushwork. Rivers studied in the late 1940s under Hans Hofmann, the artist often regarded as the grandfather of Abstract Expressionism, but he never abandoned figuration, his compositions often including human subjects and text, as in Vocabulary Lesson (Polish) (1964). Rivers’ work is often compared to that of postmodern artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, and is considered an important precursor to Pop art. As Andy Warhol once said, “Larry’s painting style was unique—it wasn’t Abstract Expressionism and it wasn’t Pop, it fell into the period in between. But his personality was very Pop.”

American, 1923-2002, Bronx, New York, based in New York, Southampton, New York and Zihuatanejo, Mexico