Larry Rivers–“Washington Crossing the Delaware”

Larry Rivers

When artist Larry Rivers’ first art show opened in New York City in 1949, Clement Greenberg called him an “amazing beginner. . . a better composer of pictures than was Bonnard himself.” His work influenced and was inspired by his relationships with Beat Generation writers, particularly Frank O Hara, who wrote a poem as a response to this painting. It can be read here: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20379

Sources:

The Larry Rivers Foundation: http://www.larryriversfoundation.org/collaborations.html

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