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Larry Rivers

Homage to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli , 1973

Lithograph and Screenprint on Paper. Signed. Numbered.
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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Historic provenance! From the collection of legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend - wife of Leo …

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Historic provenance! From the collection of legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend - wife of Leo Castelli. Rarely to market, this classic Larry Rivers screenprint and lithograph in colors on rag paper, was created in 1973 for the legendary "New York for Stockholm" portfolio. Other editions of this print are …

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Signature
Signed and numbered 158/300 in graphite pencil recto. Printed text verso states "Copyright 1973 by Larry Rivers Printed at Styria Studios". … Read more
Publisher
Experiments in Art & Technology, publisher; Styria Studio printer
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
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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Historic provenance! From the collection of legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend - wife of Leo …

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Historic provenance! From the collection of legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend - wife of Leo Castelli. Rarely to market, this classic Larry Rivers screenprint and lithograph in colors on rag paper, was created in 1973 for the legendary "New York for Stockholm" portfolio. Other editions of this print are …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered 158/300 in graphite pencil recto. Printed text verso states "Copyright 1973 by Larry Rivers Printed at Styria Studios". … Read more
Publisher
Experiments in Art & Technology, publisher; Styria Studio printer
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

Homage to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, from the Collection of Ileana Sonnabend and the Estate of Nina Castelli , 1973

Lithograph and Screenprint on Paper. Signed. Numbered.
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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