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Richard Prince

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Greeting Card, Set

Perfectly beautiful yet strangely faceless, interchangeable fashion models, bare-breasted, long-haired biker chicks posed provocatively on motorcycles ... such incarnations of male fantasies are a feature of many of the works of U.S. artist Richard Prince (born in 1949). He recycles found materials from American popular culture, most often ad images and magazine photos which he rephotographs, repaints or overpaints, arranges in collages or breaks down into fragments, thereby transforming them into works of art. Images of women representing various spheres of trivial culture, icons of advertising like the Marlboro Man, and figures borrowed from chauvinist cartoons are central motifs in his art. Our Collector’s Edition is also associated with the text-images from Richard Prince’s Jokes. Looking like classic Hallmark cards, three greeting cards each feature a joke handwritten by the artist: Fireman pulling drunk out of burning bed: “You darn fool, that’ll teach you to smoke in bed.” Drunk: “I wasn’t smoking in bed. It was on fire when I laid down.” A husband came home and found his wife in bed with his best friend. “ Hey, what do you think you’re doing?” said the husband. “See?” she said to the man beside her. “I told you he was stupid.” My father was never home, he was always away drinking booze. He saw a sigh saying DRINK CANADA DRY. So he went up there.

Richard Prince
Greeting Card, Set

3 Greeting cards with foil stamped jokes, handwritten by the artist,
in envelope, with book
Card size: 21.6 × 14 cm
Limited edition of 100 each, signed and numbered in interior of card
Set

out of print

€ 1,500.00

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About Richard Prince

Freelance Artist

The Correlated Book

Richard PrinceRichard Prince
Collected Writings
978-3-7757-3176-8
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