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JAY RIVKIN ART TV TRAY /FROM THE ESTATE OF EUDICE SHAPIRO

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Eudice Shapiro was the world's most famous woman violinist

TV TRAY

BY

JAY RIVKIN

JAY AND EUDICE WERE BEST BUDDIES.

JAY ALSO WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.

THIS TRAY WAS MADE FOR EUDICE

IT'S ONE OF A FEW DIFFERENT ONES WE HAVE.

Jay Rivkin's

 assemblages echo the surrealist collage movement brought to New York from Europe in the1940's.  Rivkin initially worked in pencil drawings, combining them with collage and acrylic and eventually focusing on collage and assemblage work.  Through the juxtaposition of disparate elements, she brings pencil drawings together with newspaper clippings, boxes, dollar bills, flags and military badges, combining her aesthetic strengths and sure structuring of form. 

Rivkin's commentary on American culture and values is often unflattering but intriguing in it's honesty.  Her witty imagery allows for the insertion of serious political issues, the addressing of our worst fears- recycling, social issues and the part that economics play in daily life in addition to her personal experience. Her assemblages compel the viewer to ponder such issues as the inanity of war, the plight of the homeless and the waning of the dollar's value abroad. She also addresses the role of art and artists in a society geared toward conquest and profit.  Jay Rivkin unveils the truths she has arrived at, inviting us to question our assemblage of ideas and convictions.

She is the author of numerous books and a major contributor to California modernism.

Jay Rivkin passed on in September of 2006 at the age of 90.

 

 

 

 

A violinist and USC music teacher, she spent 23 years playing in studios and was the first female concertmaster in a studio orchestra.
By Chris Pasles, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 25, 2007
Eudice Shapiro, a violinist, chamber musician, recording artist and USC faculty member since 1956, died of natural causes Sept. 17 at her home in Studio City. She was 93 and had been teaching at the USC Thornton School as recently as May, said a spokeswoman for the school.

Shapiro was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1914. She began studying violin with her father when she was 5, won her first prize when she was 10 and began her solo career with the Buffalo Philharmonic when she was 12.

She studied with Gustave Tinlot at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

She moved to Los Angeles in 1941 to begin a 23-year career playing in Hollywood studios for Paramount, United Artists and RKO. She was the first female concertmaster in any studio orchestra, beginning at RKO, and by March 1943 was concurrently con- certmaster at Paramount.

She also began playing for the adventurous Evenings on the Roof series, the predecessor of the Monday Evening Concert series, in 1943 as a member of the newly formed American Art Quartet, which included violinist Robert Sushel, violist Virginia Majewski and Shapiro's first husband, cellist Victor Gottlieb, who died in 1963. On both series and at the Ojai Music Festival, she premiered works by Aaron Copland, Ingolf Dahl, Lou Harrison, Darius Milhaud and Igor Stravinsky, who became a friend until his death in 1971.

Shapiro appeared as a soloist under conductors Eugene Goossens, Fritz Reiner and William Steinberg and played in chamber ensembles that included Artur Schnabel, Bruno Walter, Lili Kraus, Rudolf Firkusny and Milhaud.

Her USC colleagues included cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, violist William Primrose and violinists Jascha Heifetz and Midori Goto. She also taught for 17 years at summer music festivals in Aspen, Colo.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; and Manchester, Vt.

Shapiro recorded for Columbia Masterworks, Crystal Records, Vanguard and New World. In November, Crystal Records reissued her recording of works by Stravinsky and Lukas Foss with the American Art Quartet and pianist Brooks Smith.

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ALONG WITH EACH PIECE WILL BE A LETTER SIGNED BY A FAMILY MEMBER.

LINKS

http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/14270.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwsGpbmHEF4