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Red Camel

Artist/Maker: Larry Rivers (United States, 1923-2002)

Date: 1978
Medium: lithograph
Sheet: 22 1/2 x 30 1/8 in. (57.2 x 76.5 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Martin B. Grossman
Object number: 86.0157
DescriptionDuring the fifties and sixties, Camel's cigarettes, whose pack featured a camel in the Egyptian desert, was one of America's most popular tobacco brands. Rivers' many appropriations of the commercial imagery probably relate to his fascination with Africa, which he visited twice during the sixties, as much as to his interest in Camel's as a ready-made.
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