Larry Rivers

1923 - 2002

  • Date d'activité dans le Cycloparound 1978


Larry Rivers, whose real name was Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg, was born in the Bronx in 1923. He took the name Larry Rivers in 1940, while working as a saxophonist in New York. He was influenced by the Pop Art movement and abstract expressionism. In 1961, he moved to Impasse Ronsin in Paris, near Jean Tinguely's studio. He composed two paintings with Tinguely in 1962 (Turning Friendship of America and France), then collaborated on the Tableaux éclatés series by Niki de Saint Phalle in 1991 and 1992.