Richard Prince

Richard Prince (b. 1949, Panama) lives and works in New York. Prince appropriates images from popular media, advertising and entertainment, treating them as readymades. His oeuvre includes photography, painting, sculpture and installation, and is humorous, clever and sexy. Prince observes American subcultures and their role in building American identity. He challenges the role of the creator and redefines it, raising questions about images and their relations with their implied viewers. Prince also uses language as a means for defining the image and changing its meaning, as for example in his usage of jokes. Prince has exhibited solo shows in the Unites States and Europe; he represented Panama at the 2007 Venice Biennial.

Related exhibitions: The Towering Inferno, Prima Facie

Further information: www.richardprince.com

Richard Prince, Untitled (cowboy), 1999, Ektacolor photograph

Richard Prince, Untitled (Three Women with heads cast down), 1980, 3 Ektacolor photographs

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