Opens 9 - 11 pm, Saturday July 31st
July 31st – August 24th, 2010
“One of the best artists in the history of American art.”- Barbara Rose, Art Historian
Larry Rivers: POP Icons, spans the breadth of one of America’s most fertile artistic careers. Post Abstract Expressionism, Larry Rivers lead a new generation to whom figurative art was in a sense, more revolutionary than abstraction.
Vered’s opening Saturday July 31st from 9-11pm is accompanied by ‘fireworks’ Larry would have loved, supplied by Artists4Israel.
Noted art historian Barbara Rose, wrote that Rivers was; “Heralded as the progenitor of Pop art, which he certainly was, in my view he was also the last great history painter.” Rose continued, “The only subject Larry could not bring himself to satirize was the Holocaust, which inspired some of his most moving later works.” Larry Rivers: POP Icons, is as offbeat and funky as Rivers himself. “For Larry the tension was between the highbrow, European, literary, and Marxist past of Eastern European Jewish intellectuals and American popular culture, which focused on fame, fashion, entertainment, and money, all of which became major themes of his energetic art.”
Larry would have embraced the three benefits which accompany the exhibition. Each celebrates Israel during the month of August when Israel commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Disengagement, a period when Israel uprooted 8500 of its citizens in a fruitless attempt to advance the cause of peace with its neighbors.
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