Larry Rivers: Art and the Artist
The first comprehensive international retrospective of Larry Rivers’ art, Larry Rivers: Art and the Artist marks a long-overdue examination of his work. Spanning five decades of Rivers’ career, this exhibition features paintings and sculpture, as well as works on paper.
"For much of his career, Rivers was seen by observers and critics as a revolutionary deliberately opposing prevailing movements for the thrill of challenging the status quo," says Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator at the Corcoran. "By now we can see Rivers’ rebellious moves as those of a true innovator whose once subversive ideas have become part of the accepted repertoire of contemporary art."
Often identified as a "Pop" pioneer in the late 1950s, Rivers has become one of most important artists in the figurative tradition.