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RICHARD PRINCE : EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS 1977-1979 Skarstedt Fine Art Exhibition RARE
SKARSTEDT FINE ART, New York 2001 - RICHARD PRINCE : EARLY PHOTOGRAPH 1997-1979. Published by SKARSTEDT FINE ART, New York, 2001. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Skarstedt Fine Art Galleries from February 21 - April 20, 2001. Hardcover book, paper covered boards, purple lettering on the front cover and spine, no dustjacket as issued, 8x12 inches oblong, 47 pages. Illustrated with iconic "RE-PHOTOGRAPHS" that marked the beginning of Richard Prince's explosive artistic career. VERY GOOD Condition: The covers have light toning to the spine and margins, and a few shelf rubs; the spine ends are a bit pushed and have a little associated wear; overall the covers are sturdy and attractive. Internally there is very light toning to the page edges, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. An Important and SCARCE exhibition monograph that shows the beginnings of the artistic career of Richard Prince. From the SKARSTEDT FINE ART website: ******Richard Prince: Early Photographs 1977-1979 was published on the occasion of his eponymous exhibition at Skarstedt Fine Art in early 2001. These early Prince photographs initiated Prince's exploration of authorship and the original; ideas that were prevalent in the critical discourse of the late 70's, and perhaps even more so today. By manipulating the means and products of mass media, Prince gives his viewers a glimpse of American culture as directed towards middle-class consumers. His appropriations of living rooms, watches, and sophisticated couples and individuals turn the informative nature of the original advertisement into cultural indicators of a borrowed and fictional representation. As Kate Linker stated in Art Magazine, November 1982, "None of Richard Prince's images are unfamiliar; they are taken from the classic icons of product fetishism and satisfied desire┬┐Prince selects them both for their typicality and for their strangeness or unreality, for their overloaded intensity┬┐the super real extravagance of their particulars, which are carefully naturalized as real." This book contains writing by Richard Prince taken from his novel Why I Go To The Movies Alone.****** About RICHARD PRINCE (from Wikipedia): ******Richard Prince (b. 1949) is an American painter and photographer. Prince began copying other photographer's work in 1975. His image, Untitled (Cowboy), a rephotographing of a photograph taken originally by Sam Abell and appropriated from a cigarette advertisement, was the first rephotograph to raise more than $1 million at auction when it was sold at Christie's New York in 2005. Starting in 1977, Prince photographed four photographs which previously appeared in the New York Times. This process of rephotographing continued into 1983. One of his rephotographs from this period is now displayed in the Whitney Museum of American Art. In late 2007, Prince had a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a comprehensive show hung in chronological order along the upward spiraling walls. The show continued onto the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Maria Morris Hamburg, the curator of photography at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, asserted, "He is absolutely essential to what's going on today, he figured out before anyone else - and in a very precocious manner - how thoroughly pervasive the media is. It's not just an aspect of our lives, but the dominant aspect of our lives." In 2008 the painting 'Overseas Nurse' from 2002 fetched a record breaking $8,452,000 at Sotheby's in London. Prince now lives and works in New York City.****** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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