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Richard Prince - 3rd Place : A Children's Colouring Book

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Richard Prince
3rd Place : A Children's Colouring Book
2008

27,5 x 21,5 cm - 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Published by Serpentine Gallery / Koenig Books

ISBN 978-3-86560-492-7

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition "Richard Prince : Continuation" and contains 72 black-and-white line drawings.

Prince has been working as an artist since the 1970s; a member of the influential Pictures Generation, he worked alongside other artists to expand the scope of conceptual photography through the use of appropriation and rephotography. Prince takes aim at the vulgar, revealing culture’s indiscretions—misogyny, consumerism, exhibitionism and idealized desire. However, as a critique it is ambiguous in that it is accompanied by an equal dose of sympathy and obsession. He is an avid collector and curator of Americana. In selecting or regroupings images, whether they be rephotographs of advertisements or forged publicity photographs, extracting them from their source, Prince elevates them to the status of fine art. As Robert Rubin writes “He appropriates an era and makes something that resonates differently for different people. The beauty of Richard Prince’s art is that it doesn’t have limits.”