Seminal Works:

O'Hara Nude With Boots

"The full-length nude of poet and curator Frank O'Hara... is one of several Rivers portraits of this major art-world figure of the 1950s and 1960s. It belongs with the portrait Augusta (1954), set in the same basement location of the artist's house in Southampton. With these nudes, Rivers challenged himself to meet the old masters on their own ground. O'Hara's portrait references a nude once attributed to Gericault (A Nude Study) in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But it is also about Rivers' close connection to O'Hara, with whom he had both a sexual relationship and an intellectual bond that later resulted in many collaborations...."

(Excerpt from the catalogue essay written by Jacquelyn Days Serwer for the exhibition "Larry Rivers: Art and the Artist" at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2002)

O'Hara Nude With Boots is in the collection of the Larry Rivers Foundation.

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