Larry Rivers' Archives
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When "Proto-Pop" artist Larry Rivers
' died in 2002
, he left behind extensive archives of his letters, paperwork, photographs and film documenting the New York artistic and literary scene from the 1940s through the 1980s. They chronicle his friendships and relationships with dozens of artists, musicians and writers, from Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol to Frank O’Hara. Also included: films and videos of his two adolescent daughters, naked or topless, being interviewed by their father about their developing breasts. Now, one daughter, who says she was pressured to participate beginning when she was 11, is demanding that material be removed from the archive and returned to her and her sister.
Per the NYTimes article
, the archives have been purchased from the Larry Rivers Foundation by New York University for their an undisclosed amount. They may eventually intend to exhibit the work.
Salon.com: Child porn or Coming-of-Age film?
More on Larry Rivers:
Obit: Barbara Rose on Larry Rivers
. She describes him as "...the hostile, affectionate, generous, stingy, gregarious, insecure, serious, superficial, all-American mutt who managed to offend most deeply those he loved the most."
View his work online: (Some works may be NSFW. To the best of my knowledge, there are no depictions of child pornography at these links.)
* The Larry Rivers Foundation
* Smithsonian American Art Museum
* Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
* Museum of Fine Arts: Boston
* The Parrish Art Museum
* Metropolitan Museum of Art
* The Seavest Collection of Contemporary Realism: 1
* "I Like Olympia in Black Face"
1970 / Centre Pompidou, Paris
Interview: Inside New York's Art World: Larry Rivers, 1978
Archived film: Nobody Home
Interview clip: Speaking about his son, Sam