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Description: Acclaimed American author Norman Mailer signed this photolithographic print of a collage created by artist Larry Rivers that was meant to be a cover for Time magazine. Ultimately the cover was never used because Newsweek ran a cover story on Mailer the previous week. Rivers’ collage features various angles of Norman Mailer: a bare-chested Mailer with a rose in his mouth and hands on his hips stands in front of, and helps to compose, a larger drawing of Mailer’s face in the background.

The image is signed in pencil by both Mailer and Rivers on the blank lower margin and is numbered 55/100.

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner who wrote numerous novels, essays, and non-fiction narratives. Some of his most famous works include: The Naked and the Dead (1948), Armies of the Night (1968), and The Executioner’s Song (1979).

Larry Rivers (1923-2002) is considered to be the “Godfather” or “Grandfather” of Pop Art, and his work is housed in many major institutions, including the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art.

Includes original folder and colophon sheet. Published by Parchment Gallery Graphics of Charleston, WV in 1998. Image size: 9 1/4″ x 6 3/4″. Overall: 12″ x 10″. Item #A01596

Condition: Fine condition.