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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.
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).

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