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    Sale 1998

    Post -War And Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 193

    Larry Rivers (1923-2002)

    The Journey

    Price Realised  

    Larry Rivers (1923-2002)
    The Journey
    signed, titled and dated 'The Journey Rivers '55 '56' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    104 x 115 in. (264.2 x 292.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1956.


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    Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2005


    Literature

    G. Indiana, "Larry Rivers Painter Familias," Art in America, December 1983, p. 119 (illustrated).
    H. Harrison, Larry Rivers, New York, 1984, pp. 103 and 133.
    S. Hunter, Larry Rivers, New York, 1989, p. 64, no. 7 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Waltham, Brandeis University, The Rose Art Museum; Pasadena Museum; New York, The Jewish Museum; Detroit Institute of the Arts and Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Rivers, 1965.
    Albany, The New York State Museum, New York: The State of Art, October-November 1977, no. 55 (illustrated).
    Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Larry Rivers, March 1980, no. 10 (illustrated).
    Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft; Kunstverein Munich and Staatiche Kunsthalle Berlin, Larry Rivers Retrospektive 1954-1979: Bilder, Skulpuren und Zeichnungen, 1980-1981, p. 128 no. 7.
    East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum and Coral Gables, Lowe Art Museum, Larry Rivers: Performing for the Family, July-September 1983, p. 14, no. 12 (illustrated).
    Shiga, The Museum of Modern Art, American Painting in the 1950s and 1960s, July-September 1989.
    New York, Marlborough Gallery, Larry Rivers, Paintings and Drawings: 1951-2001, May-June 2005, p. 10, no. 1 (illustrated in color).