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Larry Rivers

Robert Miller Gallery, 1977

Offset lithograph in colors on paper
23 × 21 3/4 in
58.4 × 55.2 cm
Edition 99/100
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Published by Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Condition Report: Light discoloration; frame burns; …

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Published by Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Condition Report: Light discoloration; frame burns; mild cockling; mild surface soil. Not examined out of frame. Print Grade: 8/10. Mounted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 24.25 X 23 Inches

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Signed, numbered, and dated in ink lower right
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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
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Published by Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Condition Report: Light discoloration; frame burns; …

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Published by Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Condition Report: Light discoloration; frame burns; mild cockling; mild surface soil. Not examined out of frame. Print Grade: 8/10. Mounted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 24.25 X 23 Inches

Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in ink lower right
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Robert Miller Gallery, 1977

Offset lithograph in colors on paper
23 × 21 3/4 in
58.4 × 55.2 cm
Edition 99/100
Bidding closed
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