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Bibliothèque d’un amateur – Richard Prince’s publications 1981-2014
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Richard Prince Bibliothèque d’un amateur Richard Prince’s publications 1981-2014
Edited by Christophe Daviet-Thery.
Texts by Vincent Pécoil and Yann Sérandour.
Bibliographical notes by Francine Delaigle.

Graphic design: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié.

Published with Viaindustriae.
published in September 2014
English edition
11,5 x 16 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
208 pages (color ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-9539347-5-5 / 978-88-97753-11-7
EAN: 9782953934755
out of print
 
An inventory.
This book is not a catalogue raisonné, it instead takes a look at the library of an amateur, an excuse to apprehend this aspect of Richard Prince's work which encompasses books and the question of the collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the “ghost” of the missing books.
Richard Prince is an avid collector of books, an obsessive one. This fervor is visible in The Good Life or American/ English, where he photographs covers of books from his collection, reducing the book to an image, a simple surface.
Published following the eponymous exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, and at Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, in 2012.
American artist Richard Prince (born 1949 in Panama Canal Zone, lives and works in New York) recycles found materials from American popular culture, most often images from advertisement and magazine photography which he re-photographs, silkscreens, overpaints, frames, enlarges, or arranges in collages, playing with their somehow empty meaning. Citation, détournement, appropriation: any possible treatment of these clichés is explored and played with.

See also The Deposition of Richard Prince – In The Case of Cariou v. Prince et al.