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Description - Richard Prince by Rosetta Brooks

Richard Prince emerged in the 1980s as one of America's new, highly innovative artists who worked with the margins of American subcultures and visual debris. Highly idiosyncratic subject matter - such as one-line jokes, cartoons, cowboys ("borrowed" from the Marlboro ads) and motorcycle gangs - are central to his work. In the late 1970s Prince was working for the cutting services of "Time Life" publications in New York, and had access to thousands of cut-up magazines of which only the advertisements remained intact. He began to re-photograph the advertisements and compose his own pictures from this highly familiar, "Pop" imagery - updating Pop Art's homage to consumerism and its icons in the 1960s. Recently Prince's work has taken an unexpected turn, and the artist has emerged as a consummate painter, producing some of the most unusual and admired works in the current painting scene. Prince is one of America's best-known artists internationally, and in 1992 was honoured with a one-person retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Other museums which have held solo shows of Prince's work include the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kunsthalle Dusseldorf; IVAM, Valencia; and the Haus der Kunst, Munich, among many others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714841649
ISBN-10: 0714841641
Format: Paperback
(290mm x 250mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rosetta Brooks

Rosetta Brooks (Survey) is an art critic and curator based in Pioneertown, California. She is currently a Core Faculty member of the MA 'Art Criticism and Cultural Theory' course at the Art Center, College of Design, Pasadena, California. Formerly editor of the London-based ZG magazine, Brooks authored Richard Prince's 1992 catalogue for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and has written on such artists as Edward Kienholz, Robert Rauschenberg, Sigmar Polke and Victor Burgin. Author's Residence: Pioneertown, California Jeff Rian (Interview) is a writer and professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Nimes. He is an editor of Purple magazine and the author of Buckshot Lexicon (2000) and Lewis Baltz (Phaidon 55s, 2001). Rian contributes regularly to Art in America and Flash Art magazines. Author's Residence: Paris Luc Sante (Focus), is the author of Low Life (1991), Evidence (1992), The Factory of Facts (1998), and Walker Evans (Phaidon 55s, 2001), and is co-editor of OK You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors (1999). He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Author's Residence: Kingston, New York For his Artist's Choice, Richard Prince is the first artist in the Contemporary Artists series to select song lyrics: Fallen for You (1992) by Shiela Nicholls, a young and little-known singer/songwriter from Essex, England, now based in Los Angeles. Richard Prince is a talented writer, noted for his understated humour and dry style. The lengthy Artists Writings include examples of his fiction (among them, 'The Velvet Wall' 1993, a love story), confessions of a serial junk collector ('Bringing It All Back Home', 1988) and interviews with figures ranging from the novelist J.G. Ballard to artist Barbara Kruger. Artist's Residence: Renssalaerville, New York

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