Lot 378

Larry Rivers (1923-2002): Portrait of Herbert Machiz

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Oil on canvas, 1964, signed 'Rivers' and dated center right.

23 1/2 x 25 1/2 in., 28 x 30 in. (frame). 

Note: Herbert Machiz (1919-1976) was a theatrical director who staged more than 300 plays over the course of his career which was cut short by his early death at age 57. Machiz premiered several works by Tennessee Williams and maintained a long professional relationship with Williams. Machiz felt that his largest contribution to American theatre was the work he did with the Artists Theatre, an off-Broadway collaboration between artists such as Larry Rivers, Elaine de Kooning and Alex Katz, and composers including Ned Rorem and Paul Bowles. 


A small area of craquelure lower left. Otherwise in very good condition. Notwithstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

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