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Larry Rivers

LARRY RIVERS (USA, 1923–2002)

Larry Rivers was an American artist, musician, filmmaker and occasional actor. Rivers resided and maintained studios in New York City, Southampton, Long Island, and Zihuatanejo, Mexico. He was born in the Bronx to Samuel and Sonya Grossberg, Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. From 1940–45, he worked as a jazz saxophonist in New York City, changing his name to Larry Rivers in 1940 after being introduced as Larry Rivers and the Mudcats at a local pub. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music in 1945–46, along with Miles Davis, with whom he remained friends until Davis died in 1991. Rivers took up painting in 1945 and studied at the Hans Hofmann School from 1947–48. He earned a BA in art education from New York University in 1951. Rivers was a pop artist of the New York School, reproducing everyday objects of American popular culture as art. He was one of eleven New York artists featured in the opening exhibition at the Terrain Gallery in 1955.

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Double French Money by Larry Rivers
By Larry Rivers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Double French Money, from Four on Plexi, 1965. Screenprint in colors on Plexiglas and heavy wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 65/125, published by Multiples Inc., New ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Larry Rivers

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Larry Rivers Collage
By Larry Rivers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Larry Rivers was both an artist, musician and actor. The collage depicts opera divas. The use of celluloid tape as part of the composition was typical in his work.  
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1960s American Vintage Larry Rivers

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“35th New York Film Festival” 1997 U.S. Poster Signed
By Larry Rivers
Located in New York, NY
Original 1997 U.S. poster by Larry Rivers for the 1963 festival New York Film Festival. Signed by Larry Rivers . Very good-fine condition, rolled. Please note: the size is stated in ...
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1990s American Larry Rivers

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Contemporary Framed Litho French Money Gold Signed Larry Rivers, 1992
By Larry Rivers
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed lithograph, entitled "French Money: Gold," signed numbered and dated by Larry Rivers, circa 1992, 82/150. In excellent condition. This particular p...
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1990s American Larry Rivers

Drawings and Digressions by Larry Rivers, First Edition
By Larry Rivers
Located in valatie, NY
Drawings and Digressions by Larry Rivers. Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1979. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. 263 pp. Foreword by John Ashbery with 285 illustrations and ph...
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20th Century American Larry Rivers

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Larry Rivers "Carly Simon and Chinese Information" Collage 1980
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Late 20th Century American Larry Rivers

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