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Rivers's work was never easy to categorize, although critics associated him with the Pop artists. His reinterpretation of classical and historical subjects often caused controversy, something the artist---and collectors---seemed to welcome. That delight in pushing the boundaries of convention...

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Provenance

The artist. By 1994, with Melvin N. Blake (b. 1927 – d. 1999) and Frank M. Purnell (b. 1930 – d. 1994), New York; gift of the estate of Melvin Blake to MFA, Boston, January 22, 2003

Credit Line

Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Collection

Copyright

© Estate of Larry Rivers

1955

Dimensions

85 x 71 1/2 in. (85 1/2 x 72 x 1 3/4 in. overall)

Accession Number

2003.46

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Contemporary Art

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