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Africa and animals


Larry Rivers (1923 - 2002)

Graphite, gouache, collage on paper

Width: 25 cm; Height: 29.6 cm;

Inscription, inscribed, signed & titled & dated, verso & graphite:
Africa & Animals
Rivers '62

Inscription, inscribed, signed & graphite, recto & centre right:
Inscription, inscribed, graphite, upper centre & centre left & recto:

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Hunter, Ian Mark Alastair (Doctor); bequest; 1984

About this work
The textured surface of this work is composed of layers of cut and taped paper and muddled opaque watercolours. The use of text within this painted collage, such as the title “Africa”, suggests the Pop art influences in Larry Rivers’ later work. Rivers was an American painter, sculptor and jazz musician based in New York. His lifelong fascination with Africa led him to travel to the continent between 1967 and 1968 to film the documentary “Africa and I.” (Permanent collection label)

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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust/copyright estate of the artist

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