Larry Rivers, Vintage Robert Miller Gallery Poster, 1977
Rare vintage 1970s Larry Rivers offset lithograph poster from the Robert Miller Gallery. Hard to find.
Signed in the plate
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 andRobert 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