Richard Prince (b. 1949, Panama Canal Zone) works in a variety of media, including the sourcing of imagery from advertising and popular culture, in order to highlight and re-examine concepts of authorship and ownership. Through a particularly American prism, Prince has probed the depths of racism, sexism, and psychosis in mainstream humor; the mythical status of cowboys, bikers, customised cars, and celebrity.
Prince lives and works in upstate New York.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Kunsthaus Bregenz: 'Richard Prince; Its a Free Concert'
Picasso Museum, Madrid: 'Prince/Picasso'
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris: 'Richard Prince: American Prayer'
Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis: 'Richard Prince: Spiritual America'
Serpentine Gallery, London: ‘Richard Prince’
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York: 'Richard Prince'
Neuberger Museum, New York: 'Richard Prince: The Early Works'
Panama Pavilion, Venice: ‘Richard Prince’
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo: ‘Richard Price: Canaries in the Coal Mine’
Museum Fur Gegenwartskunt, Basel: 'Richard Prince: Photographs'
Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York: 'Richard Prince'
One Time Square, New York: ‘Tell Me Everything’ (Light-board Installation)
Jose Lebrero Stals and Richard Prince, Prince/Picasso, exh. cat., Museo Picasso, Malaga 2012.
Richard Price and John McWhinnie, Richard Prince: Tiffany Paintings, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York 2010.
Richard Prince, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julian Peyton Jones, Richard Prince: America Goes to War… Swimming in the Afternoon… exh. cat. Serpentine Gallery, London. date?
Jeff Rian and Rosetta Brooks, Richard Prince, Phaidon Press, New York 2003.
Robert Storr and Kirk Varnedoe, On the Edge, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York 2002.
Peter Noever and Zum Thema, The Girl Next Door, exh. cat., MAK Centre for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles 2001.
Lisa Phillips, Richard Prince, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art/ Harry N. Abrams, New York 1992.
Jerry Saltz, “Richard Prince’s Instagram Paintings Are Genius Trolling,” New York Magazine, 23rd September 2014.
Walter Robinson, “How Does Richard Prince’s Notorious ‘Canal Zone’ Look 6 Years Later? Like Freedom,” Artspace, 22nd May 2014.
Carol Vogel, “Inside Art – After a Court Victory The Show Goes On,” The New York Times, 4th April 2014.
Sarah Douglas, “Staying Power,” Art + Auction, November 2006.
J.G. Ballard, “Interview with Richard Prince,” Artforum, March 2004.
Selected Public Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Museum of Fine Art Collection, Boston.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California.
Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Telefonica Foundation Collection, Madrid.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.