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Larry Rivers

[American Pop Painter and Sculptor, 1923-2002]

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Original works by Larry Rivers available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteLarry Rivers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Melancholy Breakfast, 1958

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Big Ben Signs Up

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Living At The Movies

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Silkscreen For Banner

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
Living at the Movies, serigraph

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Africa and animals, 1962

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
Observation, from Boston Massacre Series

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Works on Paper" and navigate to work #29

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Frank O'Hara, 1955

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Headless Fashion, 1972

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Webster, 1961

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Seavest Collection of Contemporary American Realism
On the Phone, 1995

Seavest Collection of Contemporary American Realism
Study for the Last Civil War Veteran, 1970

University Art Museum, Albany, New York
Witness & Legacy: Contemporary Art about the Holocaust

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

PBase Photo Sharing
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I Like Olympia in Black Face, 1970
Packing the Dutch Masters

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Artnet Artist Works Catalogues  

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota

Time Magazine Cover Archive
Edward Kennedy, 1971

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Larry Rivers  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Larry Rivers at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1968 interview from the Oral History project

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

What Did I Do?: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Larry Rivers


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