Larry Rivers, ‘Double French Money’, 1965, Print, Color screenprint on thick wove paper and multi-layered plexiglas, John Moran Auctioneers
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Larry Rivers

Double French Money, 1965

Color screenprint on thick wove paper and multi-layered plexiglas
30 × 32 in
76.2 × 81.3 cm
Edition 65/125
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Monrovia

(from "Four on Plexiglas")

Multiples Inc., New York, pub.

Dimensions:
Frame: 32.5" H …

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Signed and dated in pencil lower right: Rivers
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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(from "Four on Plexiglas")

Multiples Inc., New York, pub.

Dimensions:
Frame: 32.5" H x 30.25" W x 1.25" D
Sheet/Plexiglas: 30" H x 32" W

Condition Report:
Generally good condition. The screenprinted, multi-layered plexiglas with minor surface scuffs and dust, all fairly typical for a …

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Signature
Signed and dated in pencil lower right: Rivers
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

Double French Money, 1965

Color screenprint on thick wove paper and multi-layered plexiglas
30 × 32 in
76.2 × 81.3 cm
Edition 65/125
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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