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Richard Prince

New Portraits

February 6–March 21, 2020
Beverly Hills

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Installation view Photo: Jeff McLane

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Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view Photo: Jeff McLane

Installation view

Photo: Jeff McLane

Works Exhibited

Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2019 Inkjet on canvas, 79 × 49 inches (200.7 × 124.5 cm)Photo: Jeff McLane

Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2019

Inkjet on canvas, 79 × 49 inches (200.7 × 124.5 cm)
Photo: Jeff McLane

About

In 1984 I took some portraits.

The way I did it was different. The way had nothing to do with the tradition of portraiture.

If you wanted me to do your portrait, you would give me at least five photographs that had already been taken of yourself, that were in your possession (you owned them, they were yours), and more importantly . . . that you were already happy with.

You would give me the five you liked and I would pick the one I liked. I would rephotograph the one I liked and that would be your portrait. Simple. Direct. To the point . . .

Foolproof.

I started off doing friends. Peter Nadin. Anne Kennedy. Jeff Koons. Cookie Mueller. Gary Indiana. Colin de Land.

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Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2019

Tour

Richard Prince
New Portraits

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 2pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Join Gagosian for a tour of Richard Prince: New Portraits led by the artist’s studio manager, Matt Gaughan. Since the 1970s Prince has redefined the concepts of authorship and ownership, transforming images from mass media, advertising, and popular culture. This exhibition of new works from Prince’s New Portraits series was originally presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit from October 2019 to January 2020. To attend the free event, RSVP to bhtours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2019