Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism
Combining Pop Art motifs with an Abstract Expressionist approach, groundbreaking artist Larry Rivers provides a visual account of Pop Art’s inception in this early 1962 oil painting, Tareyton. Referencing his Abstract Expressionist contemporaries, Rivers features the name of the popular cigarette brand “Tareyton” to allude to nighttime gatherings at Cedar Tavern.
This prominent inclusion of a consumer product carries this work into the realm of Pop Art. Uniquely merging these two prominent genres, Rivers chronicles the birth of a new epoch in art history and a significant time in his own career.
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