"Four Camels AP 1978"1978
Limited Edition Print : Lithograph
Size : 22x20 in | 56x51 cm
Framed : 28x26 in | 71x66 cm
Edition : AP from the edition of 25REDUCEDFAVORITE7 WATCHINGWOW DEALSWELL PRICED
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Hand SignedSigned lower right
Framed with PlexiglassNatural wooden frame with white matte
Story / Additional InfoVan Straaten Gallery Chicago, IL. Private collection.
Certificate of AuthenticityVan Straaten Gallery Chicago, IL
Larry Rivers - United States
Art Brokerage: Larry Rivers American Artist: b. 1923-2002. Larry Rivers was a colorful and often controversial figure in the world of the visual arts. He was a painter, sculptor, writer, poet, teacher and occasional actor and filmmaker. He was born Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg; his parents were Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. Before he turned to visual arts, Rivers was a saxophonist in a band playing the so-called "borscht belt", the resort circuit in the Catskill Mountains favored by New York's Jewish community. He was a bandsman in the Army Air Corps before receiving an honorable discharge on medical grounds, and became part of the emerging bebop scene in New York, where he studied at Juilliard School of Music for a time. He became friendly with Miles Davis at Juilliard, and met Charlie Parker through him, but turned to painting instead. As he recalled in his autobiography, he decided that art was an activity on a "higher level" than jazz after discovering Cubism. He returned to music in later years, however. He played the saxophone with several bands, and remained active until his death. His East 13th Street Band made recordings in the 1980s and early 1990s. His last group was called the Climax Band. He produced many prints and original paintings throughout his musical career. Listings wanted.