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Larry Rivers (1923-2002)
Property from an Important West Coast Collection 
Larry Rivers (1923-2002)

Beyond Camels

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Larry Rivers (1923-2002)
Beyond Camels
signed and dated 'Larry Rivers 80' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled '"Beyond Camels" 1980 Larry Rivers' (on the reverse)
oil and graphite on canvas
100 x 80 in.
Executed in 1980.
Provenance
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1989

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Lot Essay

"Like Johns' flags and targets, the logos on cigarette packages and cigar boxes were ready-made images, instantly recognizable as flat by definition. However Rivers' interpretation of these images in a painterly style highlighting his skill as a draftsman makes the point that his paintings are unique, hand-painted originals, not to be confused with photographs or reproductions."

(B. Rose, Larry Rivers: Art and the Artist, New York, 2002, p. 38.)

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