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Check Paintings

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by Richard Prince

2005

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This catalogue was published in conjunction with the 2005 'Check Paintings' exhibition held at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills.

Mining images from mass media, advertising and entertainment since the late 1970s, Richard Prince has redefined the concepts of authorship, ownership, and aura. Applying his understanding of the complex transactions of representation to the making of art, he evolved a unique signature filled with echoes of other signatures yet that is unquestionably his own.

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Dimensions 27 x 30 cm 10 1/2 x 12 in
Publisher Gagosian
Pages 89
ISBN 9781932598148
Publication Date 2005

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Richard Prince

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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