Art: The Fruits of Boredom

Larry Rivers, 37, is a wiry, slightly hipsterish man, who finds it almost impossible to sit still for long. "I get bored easily," says he, but the boredom has paid off handsomely. To keep himself interested, he has never stopped experimenting, and his paintings have managed to arouse the admiration of figurative and abstract partisans alike. They command up to $15,000, and in Manhattan hang in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney and the Metropolitan. Last week 15 of his latest paintings were on view at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, proving that the restless Rivers just keeps rolling along.

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