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

Rainbow Rembrant Rainbow Rembrant
Nine French Bank Notes Nine French Bank Notes
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Camel Quartet Camel Quartet
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Larry Rivers

Rainbow Rembrant
Color Lithograph, and screenprint.
Signed And Numbered
30.5 x 38 inches
Edition of 90
1977
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Larry Rivers

Nine French Bank Notes
Color Lithograph
Signed And Numbered
22 x 31 inches
Edition of 26
1963-6
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Larry Rivers

Blue Line Camel
Color Lithograph Drawing
Signed And Numbered
24 x 18 inches
Edition of 120
1978
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Larry Rivers

Camel Quartet
Color Lithograph And Screenprint
Signed And Numbered
22 x 30 inches
Edition of 125
1978
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Larry Rivers

Webster
Lithograph
Signed And Numbered
22.2 x 28.5 inches
Edition of 80
1961
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Larry Rivers

Webster
Unique Collage with Hand Coloring on Lithograph.
Signed far right bottom.
26 x 30.25 inches
1978
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Larry Rivers

Webster
Unique, Hand Coloring on Lithograph.
Signed in Dated far right bottom.
26 x 30.25 inches
1978
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