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Richard Prince: American Prayer
A look into Richard Prince’s private library and his influences, published on the occasion of an exhibition of the artist’s work at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris. Artist Richard Prince is renowned for appropriating icons that capture the American cultural zeitgeist, such as Marlboro cowboys, femme-fatale nurses, and muscle cars. Prince is also a bibliophile, ...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Gagosian / Rizzoli
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A collector to me is always someone who exposes him or herself via their obsession or collection. Richard Prince is an artist who totally focuses on the importance of the image and how that image is used in various contexts. So its fascinating how he takes on something so personal - in other words his book collection. And it is a book collection to end all book collections. He has many signed rare editions, but also loves the nature of the pulp paperback - but even that has a rare quality to it. ...more