"Madam Butterfly 1978"
Limited Edition Print : Serigraph on Paper
Size : 22x30 in | 56x76 cm
Framed : 30x38 in | 76x97 cm
Edition : From the edition of 250REDUCEDWELL PRICED
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Hand SignedLower Left
Framed with GlassArchival Mounted; Floated on Mat; Silk Outer Mat;
Purchased fromGallery 1980
Provenance / HistoryCircle Gallery
Certificate of AuthenticityMetropolitan Opera; Circle Gallery
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.