|Dates: ||1949, 6 August - |
|Born: ||Panama Canal Zone|
American mixed media artist, painter and photographer.
Richard Prince takes sections of advertising images, whether on posters or in magazines, and presents them unaltered and without comment. The images he chooses are generally iconic and stereotypical, representing a mythical or imaginary America. Prince has commented, "Iím interested in what some of these images imagine... most of the time, whatís represented is just wishful thinking. Iím interested in wishful thinking." Our attention is drawn to the gulf between the urban environments in which such posters are seen and their depictions of solitary heroes in a nature untouched by man.
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Date last updated: 11 Nov 2011.
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