The Larry Rivers Film and video Archive (now housed at NYU Fales Library) contains numerous interviews, projects, movies and events that ...
The Larry Rivers Film and video Archive (now housed at NYU Fales Library) contains numerous interviews, projects, movies and events that together constitute well over 500 hours of film and video. By the late 60's Rivers was traveling to Africa with Pierre Gaisseau to film the NBC Documentary "Africa and I". Over the next 30 years Rivers turned his cameras on a broad range of subjects, including in depth explorations of the WPA, gay rights and artists rights in Russia during the cold war. He documented hours of late night sessions with some of his more famous friends, and continued to push the limits of "what was allowable subject matter" by making movies such as the highly controversial "Tits", "Stevens New Job" , "False Vagina" and "Abby's Vasectomy"; a politically poignant and intimate exploration of Abby Hoffman's quest for a Vasectomy. Our channel will feature various short clips from a broad selection of the archive as well as current Foundation events and activities.