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Larry Rivers Hunter, Sam

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ISBN 10: 0810904519 / ISBN 13: 9780810904514
Condition: Collectible; Good Hardcover
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[FIRST EDITION/ 2nd printing] New York: Abrams, 1969. Oversize oblong hardcover in dust jacket. 294 pages "with 220 illustrations, including 52 (tipped-in) in full color". Notable for the Frank O'Hara essay ("A Memoir"). Includes biographical chronology and bibliography. Cited in Freitag #8235. INCLUDES BOUND-IN 1st Edition Suppliment plates and text (often missing from 1st Editions). This copy with ownership stamping from Corcoran Gallery of Art Conservator, small stain bottom spine, otherwise no additional marking or ex-library stamping. (ab). Bookseller Inventory # 00-Y49F-0FJM

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Title: Larry Rivers Hunter, Sam

Binding: May 01, 1970

Book Condition:Collectible; Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by Hunter, Sam

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Rivers's public persona as an artist combines that of bohemian outsider, sensualist and entertainer. His best-known images of the 1960s--Dutch Masters cigars, French money, cigarette packs--became Pop icons. Eschewing abstraction, he came up with startling, disquieting figures, such as his obese, sagging mother-in-law depicted in the nude with brutal honesty ( Double Portrait of Berdie ). Yet there is more to Rivers than the hipster, as this lavishly illustrated monograph by a former Princeton art historian shows. Hunter makes a case for Rivers as a social realist: witness his powerful construction piece Ghetto Stoop or recent works that include searching portraits of Primo Levi, Leonard Bernstein and New York's ex-mayor Ed Koch. In History of Matzoh , a collage-like chronicle of the Jewish people, Rivers (born Yizroch Grossberg in 1923 in the Bronx) explores his Jewish roots. His latest series of 3-D paintings encompasses dancers, movie stars, Chinese and surrealist motifs.
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