Reclining Woman with Shoes
oil, pencils on board relief collage on graph paper
40 x 50,8 cm / 15 3/4 x 20 in.
signed centre right
Rivers is often called the “godfather” of Pop Art. After studying at the Hans Hofmann School and at New York University, he became part of the New York School and lived at the famous Chelsea Hotel. He was initially influenced by the Abstract Expressionists, but wanted to create representational works. He began to paint figural works featuring members of his family or friends, then began to make life-sized sculptures out of cement and plaster, and welded metal sculptures. From 1957 on, he increasingly used images and motifs from advertisements and other mass-produced designs. From the early 1960s he sometimes incorporated cut-out cardboard and wooden forms – as in the present work - as well as electric lights, or perspex boxes in his works. In 1965 Rivers had his first retrospective, which included 170 works and toured five U.S. museums. Provenance available
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