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Larry Rivers

Bronx Zoo, New York, New York, 1983

Lithograph in colors
26 × 33 9/10 in
66 × 86.1 cm
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New York, New York,
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Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,
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Custom framed 29 x 37 inches
Edition 250

Custom framed 29 x 37 inches
Edition 250

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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 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.”

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About the work
Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,
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Custom framed 29 x 37 inches
Edition 250

Custom framed 29 x 37 inches
Edition 250

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered
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 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.”

Larry Rivers

Bronx Zoo, New York, New York, 1983

Lithograph in colors
26 × 33 9/10 in
66 × 86.1 cm
Sold
Location
New York, New York,
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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