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Larry Rivers

Camel, 1980

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Lot 21
Lithograph in colors
14.8 x 13.0 in (37.5 x 33.0 cm)
Edition of 75
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto


This work ships from the United States.


"Red Line Camel" exemplifies the Pop art aesthetic of Larry Rivers, who draws upon the Camel cigarettes logo in much of his work. Controversial for targeting the youth population, this image has become an iconic emblem of American popular culture.

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About Larry Rivers

Larry Rivers (American, 1923–2002) was an American artist, musician, filmmaker and actor. He began his career as a professional Jazz Saxophonist and studied music theory at Juilliard. Influenced by George Braque and Cubism, Rivers began painting and enrolled in Hans Hoffmann's School of Painting. In 1953, Rivers painted his seminal work, 'Washington Crossing the Delaware', which presented a departure from Abstract Expressionism and his movement towards Pop art. Rivers resided and maintained studios in New York City, Southampton, New York, and Zihuatanejo, Mexico.