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Richard Prince

Richard Prince, Self Portrait, 1973–2013 Chromogenic print, 40 × 30 inches (101.6 × 76.2 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Self Portrait, 1973–2013

Chromogenic print, 40 × 30 inches (101.6 × 76.2 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Joke), 2011 Inkjet on canvas, 58 × 78 ¾ inches (147.3 × 200 cm)© Richard Prince, photo by Rob McKeever

Richard Prince, Untitled (Joke), 2011

Inkjet on canvas, 58 × 78 ¾ inches (147.3 × 200 cm)
© Richard Prince, photo by Rob McKeever

Richard Prince, Graduation, 2008 Collage, inkjet, and acrylic on canvas, 72 ¾ × 52 ½ inches (185 × 133 cm)Photo by Rob McKeever

Richard Prince, Graduation, 2008

Collage, inkjet, and acrylic on canvas, 72 ¾ × 52 ½ inches (185 × 133 cm)
Photo by Rob McKeever

Richard Prince, Untitled (Girlfriend), 1993 Ektacolor print, 8 × 5 ⅜ inches (20.3 × 13.7 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Girlfriend), 1993

Ektacolor print, 8 × 5 ⅜ inches (20.3 × 13.7 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1999 Ektacolor print, 23 ½ × 19 ½ inches (59.7 × 49.5 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1999

Ektacolor print, 23 ½ × 19 ½ inches (59.7 × 49.5 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1999 Ektacolor photograph, 59 ⅛ × 83 ⅛ inches (150.2 × 211.1 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1999

Ektacolor photograph, 59 ⅛ × 83 ⅛ inches (150.2 × 211.1 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Three women with earrings), 1980 3 Ektacolor photographs, 20 × 24 inches each (50.8 × 61 cm)

Richard Prince, Untitled (Three women with earrings), 1980

3 Ektacolor photographs, 20 × 24 inches each (50.8 × 61 cm)

Richard Prince, Untitled (de Kooning), 2005 Inkjet and acrylic on canvas, 67 × 84 inches (170.2 × 213.4 cm)

Richard Prince, Untitled (de Kooning), 2005

Inkjet and acrylic on canvas, 67 × 84 inches (170.2 × 213.4 cm)

Richard Prince, Untitled, 2009 Collage and acrylic on canvas, 75 ½ × 58 ½ inches (191.8 × 148.6 cm)

Richard Prince, Untitled, 2009

Collage and acrylic on canvas, 75 ½ × 58 ½ inches (191.8 × 148.6 cm)

Richard Prince, Nine Yards, 2008 Carhood, basketball hoop, plywood, and bondo, 42 ½ × 31 × 56 inches (108 × 78.7 × 142.2 cm)

Richard Prince, Nine Yards, 2008

Carhood, basketball hoop, plywood, and bondo, 42 ½ × 31 × 56 inches (108 × 78.7 × 142.2 cm)

Richard Prince, Girlfriend, 1995 Ektacolor print, 45 × 29 ½ inches (114.3 × 74.9 cm)

Richard Prince, Girlfriend, 1995

Ektacolor print, 45 × 29 ½ inches (114.3 × 74.9 cm)

Richard Prince Elvis, 2007 Steel, plywood and bondo 63 × 76 × 182 inches (160 × 193 × 462.3 cm) Installation at Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street, London

Richard Prince Elvis, 2007

Steel, plywood and bondo 63 × 76 × 182 inches (160 × 193 × 462.3 cm) Installation at Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street, London

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboys), 1992 Ektacolor photograph, 40 × 27 ¾ inches (101.6 × 70.5 cm), edition of 2

Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboys), 1992

Ektacolor photograph, 40 × 27 ¾ inches (101.6 × 70.5 cm), edition of 2

About

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. An avid collector and perceptive chronicler of American subcultures and vernaculars and their role in the construction of American identity, he has probed the depths of racism, sexism, and psychosis in mainstream humor; the mythical status of cowboys, bikers, customized cars, and celebrities; and most recently, the push–pull allure of pulp fiction and soft porn, producing such unlikely icons as the highly coveted Nurse paintings.

Richard Prince was born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone. Prince’s work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1992); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California (1993); “Fotos, Schilderijen, Objecten,” Museum Boymans–Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1993); Haus der Kunst / Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich (1996); Museum Haus Lange / Museum Haus Esters, Germany (1997); “4x4,” MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Vienna (2000); “Upstate,” MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles (2000); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2001, traveled to Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany); “American Dream, Collecting Richard Prince for 27 Years,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2004); “Canaries in the Coal Mine,” Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo (2006); “The Early Works,” Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2007); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007, traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Serpentine Gallery, London, through 2008); “American Prayer,” Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (2011); “Prince/Picasso,” Picasso Museum, Spain (2012); and “It’s a Free Concert,” Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2014). Prince’s works are in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Prince currently lives and works in New York.

Richard Prince

Photo: Gordon M. Grant/The New York Times/Redux

Fairs, Events & Announcements

Left: Percival Everett, Grand Canyon, Inc. / Richard Prince, Untitled (Original Cowboy) (New York: Picture Books | Gagosian, 2021). Right: Ottessa Moshfegh, My New Novel / Issy Wood, The down payment (New York: Picture Books | Gagosian, 2021)

Launch

Picture Books

In December 2021, Gagosian will launch Picture Books, an imprint dedicated to publishing fiction by leading authors alongside contributions by celebrated contemporary artists. The series, conceived by Emma Cline, author of Daddy (2020), pairs each writer with an artist, who is given carte blanche to produce an image in conversation with the text. Book and image—in the form of a printed poster—are packaged together in limited hardcover editions designed by Peter Mendelsund, author, designer, and creative director of The Atlantic.

Left: Percival Everett, Grand Canyon, Inc. / Richard Prince, Untitled (Original Cowboy) (New York: Picture Books | Gagosian, 2021). Right: Ottessa Moshfegh, My New Novel / Issy Wood, The down payment (New York: Picture Books | Gagosian, 2021)

David Reed, Color Study #6, 2017 © David Reed

Auction

Bomb Magazine
40th Anniversary Benefit Art Auction

June 8–22, 2021

Bomb magazine presents an auction in celebration of its fortieth anniversary, in advance of its annual gala to be held in New York in October 2021, where art luminaries including Walton Ford and Linda Goode Bryant will be honored. The auction benefits Bomb, a nonprofit that has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. This year’s auction, hosted on Artsy, features work by nearly fifty artists including Adam McEwen, Richard Prince, and David Reed. To register to bid, visit artsy.net.

David Reed, Color Study #6, 2017 © David Reed

Georg Baselitz, Noch ein Orangenesser, 2020 © Georg Baselitz

Art Fair

Art Basel Hong Kong 2021

May 21–23, 2021, booth 1d30
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
www.artbasel.com

Gagosian is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong with a presentation of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture by gallery artists. New paintings by Georg BaselitzAlex IsraelEd Ruscha, and Sarah Sze are featured alongside exceptional works in a range of mediums by Louise BonnetTheaster GatesHenry MooreNam June Paik, and others, uncovering formal and conceptual innovations and associations that span genres and aesthetic approaches.

Georg Baselitz, Noch ein Orangenesser, 2020 © Georg Baselitz

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Museum Exhibitions

Jennifer Guidi, Seeking Hearts (Black MT, Pink Sand, Pink CS, Pink Ground), 2021 © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Brica Wilcox

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Artists Inspired by Music
Interscope Reimagined

January 30–February 13, 2022
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
www.lacma.org

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Interscope Records, the company invited artists to select albums and songs from Interscope’s groundbreaking catalogue and fostered exchanges between artists and musicians to generate resonant pairings. The exhibition, which includes more than fifty works, brings an intergenerational group of visual artists into dialogue with iconic musicians from the last three decades, providing a fresh perspective on influential music for the present moment. Work by John Currin, Jennifer Guidi, Damien Hirst, Titus Kaphar, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Ed Ruscha is included.

Jennifer Guidi, Seeking Hearts (Black MT, Pink Sand, Pink CS, Pink Ground), 2021 © Jennifer Guidi. Photo: Brica Wilcox

Balthus, Paysage de Monte Calvello, 1978 © Balthus

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Découpage
A Labour of Love

July 1–October 17, 2021
Tarmak22, Gstaad Saanen Airport, Switzerland
www.tarmak22.com

Découpage presents more than 150 cut-paper works made in the nineteenth and twentieth century by Swiss masters. Tracing the origins and development of the paper cutout, the exhibition honors the craft’s history and its Swiss heritage while creating a dialogue with a selection of contemporary artworks brought to Gstaad by collaborators including Gagosian. Work by Balthus, Richard Prince, and Setsuko is included.

Balthus, Paysage de Monte Calvello, 1978 © Balthus

Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson

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Road Rage

June 25–September 20, 2021
The Church, Sag Harbor, New York
www.sagharborchurch.org

Road Rage brings together works by twenty-four artists who use the car as subject or material. Dating from the 1960s to the present, the paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, and animated film on display consider automobiles as tools of travel, consumption, and commerce, and as icons of wealth, class, leisure, power, destruction, and pollution. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Richard Prince is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson

Installation view, The Human Body, Hill Art Foundation, New York, April 29–June 26, 2021. Artwork, left to right: © Jenny Saville, © Richard Prince, © Ron Mueck, Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens. Photo: Matthew Herrmann

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The Human Body

April 29–June 26, 2021
Hill Art Foundation, New York
hillartfoundation.org

This exhibition, curated from the Hill Collection by Karel Schampers, examines the human body through figurative work from the last five hundred years. The installation spans two floors and visitors are encouraged to view the works from different levels and vantage points, creating a dialogue across diverse periods and mediums. The foundation’s collection of Renaissance bronzes  is featured alongside works by artists such as Francis Bacon, Richard Prince, Jenny Saville, Rudolf Stingel, and Andy Warhol.

Installation view, The Human Body, Hill Art Foundation, New York, April 29–June 26, 2021. Artwork, left to right: © Jenny Saville, © Richard Prince, © Ron Mueck, Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens. Photo: Matthew Herrmann

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Press

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