Executive Director

David Joel:

Shortly after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 1985 with a BFA, David began a 17 year affiliation with Larry Rivers. In 2000, Larry expanded David’s responsibilities to include managing the archives. Since 2002 he has served as chief archivist for the Estate. David was instrumental in organizing the efforts of the Larry Rivers Foundation and was elected to serve as Executive Director for the Foundation in August of 2006.

Board of Directors

Joan Gordon:
Joan is Larry Rivers' sister and is a co-executor for the Estate.

John Duyck:
John served as Larry Rivers' assistant of over 20 years and is a co-executor for the Estate.

Steven Rivers:
Steven is Larry Rivers' son and has worked with Larry on numerous film and video projects.

David C. Levy:
David is the former director of the Corcoran Gallery. He has been a long time friend of Larry’s and a band mate.

Helen A. Harrison:
Helen A. Harrison, the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York, holds a bachelor's degree in art from Adelphi University and a master's degree in art history from Case Western Reserve University. She began her career in museum administration as the curator of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, and has also been the curator of Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton and a guest curator at the Queens Museum. She is a former art reviewer and feature writer for the Long Island section of The New York Times, and visual arts commentator for the NPR affiliate WLIU 88.3FM. Her publications include Larry Rivers, published by Harper & Row in 1984; Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach, co-authored with Constance Ayers Denne; and The Jackson Pollock Box, an art kit for young people. Her monograph on Jackson Pollock will be published by Phaidon in September 2014. A detailed curriculum vitae is available on her Web site, helenharrison.net.

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