Richard Prince

Richard Prince

A member of the so-called Pictures Generation of artists that emerged in the 1980s, known for their appropriation of mass media imagery, the work of Richard Prince has consistently grappled with such issues as authorship, reproduction, and context. Since the mid 1970s, Prince has incorporated preexisting material into his photographs, paintings, and sculptures, including advertisements, car hoods, cancelled checks, and celebrity head shots. Born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone, the artist studied at the Nasson College of Maine and moved to New York in 1973, where he worked at Time Magazine. He soon began showing his work at both galleries and museums, with his first solo exhibition taking place at Artists Space, New York, in 1980. Prince has been the subject of retrospective exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, among many others. The artist lives and works in upstate New York.

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