Dutch Masters, Ltd Ed Lithograph & Silk-screen, Larry Rivers – Art Commerce

Dutch Masters, Ltd Ed Lithograph & Silk-screen, Larry Rivers

$ 1,500.00

Rivers "Dutch Masters" pays homage to Rembrandt van Rijn's "The Syndics of the Clothmakers," one of the Dutch artists most famous paintings. He gives it a Contemporary setting, with the use of the word "Presidents" as if replacing these guild leaders with current world leaders. Rivers makes an interesting commentary on organizations of power in this art historical work.

LARRY RIVERS (1923-2002) Painter and sculptor Larry Rivers became one of the first artists to explore the figurative style which follows abstract expressionism. While Rivers's style strikes a balance between abstract expressionism and realistic renderings, his free painterly brushwork and tightly drawn images float ambiguously in space with blurred images and smears. These blurred, smudgy images were not accidental, but part of a deliberate process. His landscapes, portraits and figure studies are considered reactionary by contemporary critics because of their realistic composition.

Original Limited Edition Lithograph & Silk-screen on wove paper.  Edition Size: 500.  Paper Size: 25" x 31.5."  Signed and numbered in pencil.  Published by American Images.  Excellent Condition; never framed or matted.  Certificate of Authenticity included.