• Image of Richard Prince - Check Paintings
  • Image of Richard Prince - Check Paintings

Richard Prince - Check Paintings


Richard Prince
Check Paintings

Essays by Bruce Wagner and John McWhinnie

31,12 x 27,31 cm - 12 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches
91 pages
Gagosian Gallery

ISBN: 1-932598-14-6

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.”

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