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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

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Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris

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Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées

Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
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In celebration of FIAC in Paris, Gagosian is pleased to collaborate with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées on a two-floor pop-up takeover featuring products related to Gagosian artists. On the first floor, the Coin Culture section will feature catalogues, posters, apparel, and audio productions. The second floor, the Library, will house an additional selection of limited-edition books, publications, and catalogues raisonnés.

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Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris

Jonas Wood’s limited-edition Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag

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Louis Vuitton X

June 28–November 10, 2019
Louis Vuitton X, Beverly Hills
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Louis Vuitton X celebrates the fashion house’s 160-year history of artistic collaborations and marks the world premiere of the Artycapucines Collection. The line includes limited-edition reinterpretations of the label’s iconic Capucines bag by six artists including Urs Fischer, Alex Israel, and Jonas Wood. The exhibition also brings together a collection of early twentieth-century special-order trunks, art deco perfume bottles, iconic Monogram bags reworked by artists such as Frank Gehry and Cindy Sherman, and original collaborations by artists such as Richard Prince.

Jonas Wood’s limited-edition Louis Vuitton Artycapucines bag

Archival clamshell boxes, custom built to house the Ryder Road Foundation’s collection of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur manuscripts and a copy of the novel inscribed to Neal and Carolyn Cassady. Photo: courtesy Ryder Road Foundation

Book Fair

SF Art Book Fair 2019
Flags and Aces

July 19–21, 2019, gallery 211
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
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Gagosian presents Flags and Aces, a project room at the San Francisco Art Book Fair, featuring the exhibition of a unique artist book by Richard Prince and a presentation of two Jack Kerouac items from the Ryder Road Foundation: Kerouac’s Big Sur notebook and a scroll drawing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s cabin in Bixby Canyon, drawn by Kerouac during his “secret return” to the Bay Area.

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Archival clamshell boxes, custom built to house the Ryder Road Foundation’s collection of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur manuscripts and a copy of the novel inscribed to Neal and Carolyn Cassady. Photo: courtesy Ryder Road Foundation

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Museum Exhibitions

Opening this Week

Richard Prince
Portraits

October 25, 2019–January 5, 2020
Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
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Mining images from advertising, social media, and entertainment since the late 1970s, Richard Prince has redefined concepts of authorship, ownership, and aura. Applying his understanding of the complex issues surrounding representation in the context of contemporary art, he has developed a unique signature—one filled with echoes of other images, yet unquestionably his own.

Works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s collection in storage. Artwork, clockwise from top left: Jean Dubuffet, Martin Barré, and Wifredo Lam © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Willem de Kooning © 2019 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; David Hammons © David Hammons; Paul Wonner © Estate of Paul Wonner and William Theophilius Brown, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Cecilia Vicuña © Cecilia Vicuña; Maria Helena Vieira da Silva © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: David M. Heald

On View

Artistic License
Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection

Through January 12, 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
www.guggenheim.org

This exhibition celebrates the institution’s extensive twentieth-century holdings through the eyes of six contemporary artists, all of whom have contributed to shaping the museum’s history with their own pivotal solo shows: Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems. Through collection highlights and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980, this presentation includes nearly three hundred paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations selected by the six artists that engage with the cultural discourse of their time. Work by Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, and Lawrence Weiner is included.

Works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s collection in storage. Artwork, clockwise from top left: Jean Dubuffet, Martin Barré, and Wifredo Lam © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Willem de Kooning © 2019 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; David Hammons © David Hammons; Paul Wonner © Estate of Paul Wonner and William Theophilius Brown, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Cecilia Vicuña © Cecilia Vicuña; Maria Helena Vieira da Silva © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: David M. Heald

Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), 2016, Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation © Jeff Koons

On View

POP Power from Warhol to Koons
Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Through March 8, 2020
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
www.taubmanmuseum.org

POP Power celebrates a perennial movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity and the commodity, and art made accessible for the masses. Work by Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), 2016, Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation © Jeff Koons

Takashi Murakami, Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness!, 2010 © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Opening Soon

Happy!

October 27, 2019–July 5, 2020
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Happy! presents contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. In their works, as in life, sorrow and happiness are intertwined. The exhibition follows a multigenerational trajectory from the mid-twentieth century to today. Work by Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Takashi Murakami, Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness!, 2010 © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

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