Published in association with the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, USA this is a major retrospective of Larry Rivers. Rivers, one of the original Pop artists on the 1950s art scene, is known for his rich and eclectic style. Inspired by sources as diverse as the impressionists, Napoleon and Hollywood movies, Rivers' work shows a keen sense of history and adventurous spirit. He was active not only in the visual arts but also in jazz, poetry and theatre. Rivers was a pivotal figure linking together the art scenes in Paris and New York. Still going strong at age 76, he remains the key artist in the East Hampton, New York scene where he lives and works. David Levy, director of the Corcoran and long-standing friend of Larry Rivers contributes the introduction, distinguished art critic Barbara Rose has written the lead essay and an additional essay on the themes of Rivers' work has been contributed by Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Chief Curator at the Corcoran Gallery.
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Barbara Rose is a well-known art critic and author of several books. Jacquelyn Days Serwer is Chief Curator at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington. David Levy is Director of the Corcoran Gallery.From Publishers Weekly:
Although the work of Rivers, né Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg, inhabits a second-tier status among Pop artists of his generation, his reputation as a good-natured bon vivant of bohemian living is second to almost no one's. With his high cheekbones and aquiline nose, Rivers has cut a handsome figure through the worlds of jazz, film, art and writing since the 1950s, befriending everyone from Frank O'Hara to Willem de Kooning along the way. Billed as a definitive Rivers monograph, this oversized volume from the Corcoran Gallery offers plenty of work to look at, from his early Pop paintings jockeying with those of Johns and Rauschenberg, to his later funky collages. The interpretive and biographical essays by Rose and Serwer are lively and accessible, placing Rivers in a political context as the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, and tracing his adventures from year to year. Finally, the book layers in plenty of photographs capturing the iconoclast as a young man, a middle-aged man and an older man, running his long gauntlet between art and life. 83 full-color and 53 duotone illustrations.
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Book Description Marlborough Gallery, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110897970888