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Richard Prince - Bibliothèque d\'un amateur
An inventory: Bibliothèque d'un Amateur. Richard Prince's Publications takes a look at Richard Prince's library and production of artist's books published between 1980 and 2020.
This book is not a proper catalogue raisonné, but rather an invitation to browse the library of an amateur's. It allows us to consider this important aspect of Richard Prince's work, addressing books as well as the notion of a collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the "ghosts" of missing books. Richard Prince is an avid book designer and collector; this zeal and fervor transpire in many book works where he photographs books from his collection, transforming a publication in an infinite library.
New expanded edition of the book first published in 2014 (ISBN 978-2-9539347-5-5).

Published following the eponymous exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, and at Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, in 2012, and the exhibition "All Books and Some Prints" at Centre de la photographie Genève in 2021.
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.
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 and Centre de la photographie Genève.
published in August 2022
English edition
11,5 x 16 cm (softcover, cloth dust jacket)
368 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-97753-71-1
EAN : 9788897753711
currently out of stock

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