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Untitled

Accession Number
1976/2.124

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Larry Rivers

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1973

Medium & Support
lithograph and silkscreen on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 9 in (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Robert Rauschenberg

Subject matter
This work was included in a portfolio of works by 30 artists created as a fundraising effort for the project, Experiments in Art and Technology. Here, Rivers depicts Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and architect and first head of the Soviet state. As in much of Rivers art, this piece combines different media, here silkscreen and lithography, and figure drawing. It also gives a nod to his interest in Pop in which he appropriates images from photographs and mass media.

Physical Description
This very pink print is a three-quarter length portrait of Vladimir Lenin. Lenin's hair, eyes, beard, tie and lapels float out of the pink background. The black tie with yellow dotted stripes, is the most prominent detail. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
The New York Collection for Stockholm
appropriation (imagery)
modern and contemporary art
portfolios (groups of works)
portraits

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