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Larry Rivers (1923-2002)
WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF MANDELL & MADELEINE BERMAN
Larry Rivers (1923-2002)

The Second Greatest Homosexual

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Larry Rivers (1923-2002)
The Second Greatest Homosexual
acrylic, nails, wood collage and Plexiglas on cardboard construction laid down on panel
71 x 59 ¼ x 2 ½ in. (180.3 x 150.5 x 6.4 cm.)
Executed in 1965.
Provenance
Private collection, New York
ACA Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2001

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Lot Essay

"Throughout his career [Rivers] has been drawn alternatively, and impartially, to the most casual aspects of ordinary existence and to the sacrosanct icons of the modern and old masters, to whose work, more often than not, he has given an irreverent and vernacular twist. He was also drawn to the human face and form and produced numerous individual and group portrait studies both of casual acquaintances, on commission, and of his own large circle of artistic and literary friends. Mainly, however, Rivers' art of nearly four decades offers the viewer the visual flow of everyday life."

(S. Hunter, Larry Rivers, Barcelona, 1989, p. 52.)

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