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Skarstedt Fine Art
About the Author
Richard Prince was born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone. He has had more than 50 solo exhibitions since 1980 including: the Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Sadie Coles HO, London; Parco, Tokyo; Regan Projects, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum Boijmans-Van Beunigen, Rotterdam; and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. His books include "Why I go to the Movies Alone" (Tanem Press, 1983), "Wild History" (Tanem Press), "Inside World" (Thea Westreich, 1989), "Adult Comedy Action Drama" (Scalo, 1995) and "4 x 4" (Korinsha Press). Prince currently lives and works in New York.
By manipulating the means and products of mass media, Richard Prince gives his viewers a glimpse of American culture as directed toward middle-class consumers. His appropriations of living rooms, watches, and sophisticated couples and individuals turn the informative nature of the original advertisement into cultural indicators of borrowed and fictional representation. This book assembles together the photographs that initiated Prince's exploration of "authorship" and "the original," ideas that were prevalent in the critical discourse of the late 70s, and are perhaps even more so today. None of Richard Prince's images are unfamiliar; they are taken from the classic icons of product fetishism and satisfied desire ... Prince selects them both for their typicality and for their strangeness or unreality--for their overloaded intensity ... the supe-real extravagance of their particulars, which are carefully naturalized as real. --Kate Linker, "Art Magazine" (November 1982)
With selected writings by Richard Prince.
12 x 8 in.
51 color illustrations