26 September 2002
LARRY RIVERS (b. 1923)
Throwaway Dress: New York to Nairobi
oil and burlap collage on shaped canvas--unframed
46 1/8 x 78 in. (117.2 x 198.2 cm.)
Painted in 1967
Marlborough Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York.
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S. Hunter, Larry Rivers, New York, 1969, p. 49 (illustrated in color, pl. 207).
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1967 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, December 1967-February 1968, no. 119.
Throwaway Dress: New York to Nairobi is part of Rivers' late 1960s Africa series, which was inspired by trips to the continent with filmmaker Pierre Gaisseau in 1967 and 1968.
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