Richard Prince
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Richard Prince (born 1949) is an American painter and photographer, who began appropriating photography in 1975. He called "rephotograph" the techniques used in his series “Untitled (Cowboy)” (1982) and others, to appropriate photograph taken from cigarette advertisements. Prince is also recognized for his painterly “Jokes”series (beginning 1986), disjointed toilet humour gags, written directly on canvas, as well as his “Nurses” beginning 2003) series inspired by the covers and titles of inexpensive novels that were commonly sold at newspaper stands. Most of Prince’s work concerns the sexual fantasies and frustrations buried not-so-deeply in the minds of middle-class America, regurgitated back into society by comedy, soft-core erotism and car fetish.

Artist images


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Artist external links


http://www.richardprince.com/
http://www.gagosian.com/artists/richard-prince
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/23/richard-prince-artwork-copyright-breach

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