Larry Rivers, ‘French Money’, ca. 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Larry Rivers, ‘French Money’, ca. 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Larry Rivers, ‘French Money’, ca. 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Larry Rivers, ‘French Money’, ca. 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Larry Rivers, ‘French Money’, ca. 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery

Larry Rivers signed lithograph French Money, based upon his original 1966 drawing with original pencil drawings on mat. Lithograph is signed in pencil 'Larry Rivers' lower right. Lithograph measures 4.75" x 9" image size and mat measures 13.75" x 19.5" in total. Rivers has drawn extensively in pencil throughout mat. Excellent condition. Unframed, loose and not mounted or glued down. Provenance: Amity Art Foundation Collection.

Signature: Boldly signed in graphite pencil in the center of this collage.

Amity Art Foundation Collection.

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