Richard Prince  (American, 1949) 

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Richard Prince (American, b.1949) is a painter and photographer, best known as a pioneer of Appropriation Art. Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Prince grew up in Massachusetts and moved to New York in 1977, where he prepared magazine clippings for Time-Life, spurring his interest in advertising and consumer imagery. He began creating works based on various pop culture images taken from magazines and newspapers, often re-photographing and manipulating the images in his own works. Considered by many the father of Appropriation Art, the majority of his works includes scandalous subject matter and has provoked controversy around issues of copyright in the art world. His famous Cowboys series of 1980s photographs, for example, was taken from Marlboro ad campaigns. In the mid-1980s, Prince shifted his interest from images to text, evident in his Jokes series, displaying appropriated jokes in ironic works. From his home in Upstate New York, Prince created his late Nurse Paintings series, inspired by pulp romance novels, as well as his own photographs of everyday rural and suburban life. He acquired an abandoned farmhouse near his home in 2001, which he turned into an installation site he called Second House, installing the interior with his sculptures, paintings, and his own books; the structure has been purchased by the Guggenheim Museum in New York, but was struck by lightning and destroyed in 2007. In the fall of that year, Prince’s work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum. Prince currently lives and works in Upstate New York.

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Richard Prince, My Parents Kept Me In A Closet For Years/Until I Was Fifteen, I thought I Was A Suit

 

Richard Prince
My Parents Kept Me In A Closet For Years/Until I Was Fifteen, I thought I Was A Suit
1982

Bengtsson Fine Art
Richard Prince, Richard Prince (b.1949)

 

Richard Prince
Richard Prince (b.1949)
2005

ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN
Richard Prince, Fulton Ryder After Dark

 

Richard Prince
Fulton Ryder After Dark
2012
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Richard Prince, Madame Butterfly

 

Richard Prince
Madame Butterfly
2006

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Richard Prince, Black Jokes (set of 11 works)

 

Richard Prince
Black Jokes (set of 11 works)
1992

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Richard Prince, Good Nurse

 

Richard Prince
Good Nurse
2007

McClain Gallery
Richard Prince, After Dark (Installation View)

 

Richard Prince
After Dark (Installation View)
Galerie Maximillian
Richard Prince, Cowboys and Girlfriends (Cowboy Gang)

 

Richard Prince
Cowboys and Girlfriends (Cowboy Gang)
Galerie Maximillian
Richard Prince, Untitled

 

Richard Prince
Untitled
2010

Cardi Gallery
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Richard Prince, Good Revolution

 

Richard Prince
Good Revolution, 1992
presentation gold record and engraved plaque, mntd

 

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Richard Prince, Untitled (Joke)

 

Richard Prince
Untitled (Joke), 1985
fine-liner on paper

 

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Richard Prince, Woman with Hat

 

Richard Prince
Woman with Hat, 1982-1984
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1949   Born in the Panama Canal Zone on August 6th
1980   Had his first solo exhibition
2009   Patrick Cariou, a French photographer, claimed that Prince used and manipulated his images for a 2008 show at Gagosian Gallery
  Lives and works in upstate New York
2013   Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists - GASK - Galerie Středočeského kraje, Kutná Hora
2013   Beg, Borrow and Steal - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2013   Une Affaire De Famille - La Photographie Dans Les Collections De Stephane, Rodolphe Et Sebastien Janssen - Museé de la photographie de Charleroi, Charleroi
2013   Pinups & Portraits - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
2013   Group Show - Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR
2013   The Time is Now - John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013   To Be With Art Is All We Ask - Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
2012   Prince/Picasso, Picasso Museum, Malaga, Spain (solo)
Four Saturdays, Gagosian Gallery, New York (solo)
White Paintings, Skarstedt Gallery, New York (solo)
2011   Time Wounds all Heels, White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO, USA (group)
“Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection”, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
“Black Swan”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960”, MOMA, NY, NY
Richard Prince, Pre-Appropriation Works, 1971 – 1974, Specific Objects, New York (solo)
Bel Air, Gagosian Residence, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
de Kooning, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Covering Pollock, Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY (solo)
Richard Prince : American Prayer, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (solo)
Richard Prince, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
The Fug, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels (solo)
2010   Just love me, MUDAM, Musée d `Art Moderne Grand – Duc Jean, Luxembourg (solo)
T-Shirt Paintings: Hippie Punk, Gogasion Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York (solo)
Richard Prince: Tiffany Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
New Museum, Skin Fruit. Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New York (group)
PKM Gallery, The Infinite Starburst of Your Cold Dark Eyes, Seoul (group)
2009   Richard Prince: After Dark, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Richard Prince, Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
2008   Richard Prince: Continuation, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
God & Goods, Villa Manin, Codroipo, Italy
Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London
Radical Advertising, Projects GmbH, Dusseldorf
John Dogg, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Typed, Sadie Coles, London
Depreciation and Devastation, Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY
Richard Prince: Spiritual America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A. (solo)
2007   Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Richard Prince, Panama Pavilion, Venice, Italy
My Sweet Sixteen Party, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Light Sentence, Zeuggasse 7, Obergeschoss, Germany
Fugitive Artist: The Early Work of Richard Prince, 1974-1977, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY
Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY
Barbican, Art in the punk years, London, UK
Brave Lonesome Cowboy: The Myth of the Western in Contemporary Art – Or: For the hundredth Birthday of John Wayne, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Villa Merkel, Esslingen am Necker, Germany; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Canaries in the Coal Mine, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Concept: Photography – Dialogues & Attitudes, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;
2006   Surprise, Surprise, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Infinite Painting – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centro d’ Arte Contemporanea, Passariano, Italy
Richard Prince: Cowboys, Mountains, and Sunsets, Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany (solo)
The Portfolios, Juergen Becker, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Cowboys and Nurses, John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York, NY (solo)
In the darkest hour there may be light, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
A Thousand Things, MU meets 2KbyGingham, Eindhoven, Holland
Made In China, Gallery 51, Antwerp, Belgium
The Other Side #2, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Wrestle, CCS Bard /Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, NY
Seventy-five at 75: Selections from the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection at the Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The Big Nothing, ICA Universiity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Defamation of Character, PS 1 MoMA, New York, NY
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, CCA Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
The Other Side, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
Medium Fotografie, Stampa Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Hollywood Boulevard, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
New Trajectories I: Relocations: Recent painting, drawing and multi-media work from the Ovitz Family Collection, Los Angeles, Cooley Gallery at Reed College, Portland, OR
Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
2005   Undiscovered Country, UCLA Hammer, Los Angeles, CA
Whitechapel, Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, London, UK
Faking Real, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Richard Prince: New Work, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (solo)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Drunk vs. Stoned, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Atlantic & Bukarest, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Photographic Works, Jurgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
100 Artists See God, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
Girls on Film, Zwirner & Wirth, New York , NY
Check Paintings, Gagosian, Beverly Hills, CA
Richard Prince, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
2004   Women, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Man, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
Richard Prince, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
American Dream: Collecting Richard Prince for 27 years, Rubell Family Collection, Miami. FL
2004 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2003   Nurse Paintings, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
Richard Prince: Publicities, Works from the Ophiuchus Collection, Hydra Workshop, Greece
Richard Prince: New Work, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY
Richard Prince: Nurse Paintings, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Richard Prince: Upstate, Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
2002   Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Public Affairs, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Short Stories, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001   Summer Reading, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Televisions, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Art at the Edge of the Law, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel and Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
2000   Richard Prince: Princeville, Partobject Gallery, Carrboro, NC
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Richard Prince: Photographs, Paintings, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
4 x 4, MAK Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Au-delà du Spectacle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Customized: Art Inspired by Hot Rods, Low Riders, and American Car Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Apocalypse: Beauty & Horror in Contemporary Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
1999   Richard Prince, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
Richard Prince: Paintings and Works on Paper 1997/98 and Upstate, Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
1998   Richard Prince, Stills Ltd, Edinburgh, UK
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Richard Prince: Paintings 1988-92, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY
Psychoarchitecture: Richard Prince, Martin Kippenberger, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
1997   The White Room, Jürgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
Parco, Tokyo, Japan
Richard Prince, Museum Haus Lange/Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany
Richard Prince, White Cube, London, UK
Cowboys and Cowgirls, Espace d’art Yvonamor Palix, Paris, France
1996   Richard Prince: Neue Bilder, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Richard Prince, Maximilan Verlag-Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
Haus der Kunst/Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany
1995   Richard Prince: Paintings, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Theoretical Events, Naples, Italy
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
1994   Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Offshore Gallery, East Hampton, NY
1993   Richard Prince: Girlfriends, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Richard Prince: Fotos, Schilderijen, Objecten, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Kunstverein and Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
First House, Stuart Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
1992   Richard Prince, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Protest Paintings, Maximilian Verlag/Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Works on Paper, Le Case d’Arte, Milan, Italy
1990   Richard Prince: Jokes, Gangs, Hoods, Galerie Rafael Jablonka and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Richard Prince, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1989   Spiritual America, IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain
Richard Prince: Sculpture, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Richard Prince: Paintings, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY
Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988   Richard Prince, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble (MAGASIN),Grenoble, France
Tell Me Everything, The Public Art Fund, Inc, Times Square, New York, NY
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
1987   Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Stuttgart, Germany
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986   International with Monument, New York, NY
Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985   International with Monument, New York, NY
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984   Riverside Studios, London, UK
Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL
Baskerville + Watson, New York, NY
1983   Le Nouveau Musée, Lyon, France
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Baskerville + Watson, New York, NY
1982   Metro Pictures, New York, NY
1981   Metro Pictures, New York, NY
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980   Artists Space, New York, NY
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Tate Britain, London, UK
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SanFrancisco, CA
  Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA
  Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2008    God & Goods: Spiritualita e Confusione di Massa/Spirituality and Mass Confusion, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Coidropo, Italy
Anatomie les Peaux du Dessin,: collection Florence & Daniel Guerlain, Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain de Picardie, Amiens, 2008, p. 118
Excerpt: Se;ections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection, Vasser College, NY, 2008.
Nancy Spector et al., Collier Schorr: Freeway Balconies, Deusche Guggenheim, Berlin
Serpentine Gallery Summer 2008: Part 1, Cultureshock Media
Street and Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Publishing, London, p. 107
Art Editions 6, Edition Schellmann, New York.
Richard Prince: America Goes to War..Swimming in the Afternoon..., Koenig Books and the Serpentine Gallery, London
2007    Richard Prince, Guggenheim Museum Publications, New York.
Richard Prince: Canaries in the Coal Mine, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst
2006    Richard Prince Jokes & Cartoons. JRP | Ringier, Switzerland. 2006.
2005    Second House. Gladstone Gallery, New York. 2005
Richard Prince: Check Paintings. Gagosian Gallery. 2005.
2004    Richard Prince. Sammlung Goetz Museum. November 2004.
American Dream: Collecting Richard Prince for 27 Years. Rubell Family Collection.
Richard Prince: Man. Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich. jpr|ringer.
2003    Richard Prince, interviews by Rosetta Brooks, Jeff Rian, and Luc Sante, Phaidon
Richard Prince: Good Life, essay by John McWhinnie, Glen Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, NY.
2002    It’s a Free Concert from Now On, essay by Neville Wakefield, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NY
2001    Human Nature (dub version), Glenn O’Brien, Richard Prince, Grey Bull Press, Los Angeles