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March 20, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
Depending on your degree of sympathy for his enterprise, Richard Prince is either a savvy mirror, reflecting select tropes of American popular culture, or a ruthless poacher, hunting on visual terrain already claimed by others. One thing his new work at Gagosian makes clear is that he has no more qualms about quoting and requoting himself than he does rehashing the work of others. In sync with the Pictures Generation that emerged in the '70s, Prince started rephotographing ads, including those starring the ruggedly individualistic Marlboro Man. About 10 years ago, he started scanning the covers of pulp novels featuring nurses, painting over and into the inkjet enlargements.
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November 19, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
A critical mass of artists emerging in the '70s whose work responded to image saturation in the media and everyday life -- among them Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince -- came to be known as the Pictures Generation. It could be argued that, thanks to the kudzu-like claims of the World Wide Web, every generation of artists since then, by default if not by conscious embrace, has been a pictures generation. The designation is a natural fit for Matt Lipps, whose show, "Library," at Marc Selwyn, addresses head-on the centrality of photographic imagery to our collective history and memory.
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April 10, 1993 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anywhere else, this would be a funky bungalow. In West Hollywood, it's a tear-down. But the modest house is enjoying an exotic cultural moment before it becomes a memory. "First House" is the site of Richard Prince's installation of paintings and other works through April 30. It is the inaugural event for Regen Projects, formerly the Stuart Regen Gallery, which has scaled back its operations to fund four special projects a year. Is this a joke? Well, yes and no. The paintings are jokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
Depending on your degree of sympathy for his enterprise, Richard Prince is either a savvy mirror, reflecting select tropes of American popular culture, or a ruthless poacher, hunting on visual terrain already claimed by others. One thing his new work at Gagosian makes clear is that he has no more qualms about quoting and requoting himself than he does rehashing the work of others. In sync with the Pictures Generation that emerged in the '70s, Prince started rephotographing ads, including those starring the ruggedly individualistic Marlboro Man. About 10 years ago, he started scanning the covers of pulp novels featuring nurses, painting over and into the inkjet enlargements.
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March 1, 2004 | Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Special to The Times
The key to Richard Prince's current exhibition at Regen Projects is in the title: "Women." The artist excels in capturing the iconic, so his subjects are not average or even believable women. There are photographs of Raquel Welch in a fur bikini, a prepubescent Brooke Shields and a baby-faced blond with a motorcycle. There are women represented in publicity stills, magazine advertisements, book covers and Borscht Belt jokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1999
* "Richard Prince: New Paintings"--An untitled acrylic and silkscreen work, above, by Richard Prince is among recent abstract works at Regen Projects in West Hollywood. * "Duration and Whenever"--An exhibit examining time including works by Andrew Bush, Patricia Moisan, Stephen Prima and Jonathan White goes on display Friday at Angles Gallery, Santa Monica.
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October 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Britain's Tate Modern has temporarily closed an exhibition that includes a nude image of a 10-year-old Brooke Shields, after a visit from a London police unit that deals with obscene publications. The Tate said in a statement Thursday that it has temporarily shut the room housing "Spiritual America" by artist Richard Prince. Sales of the catalog accompanying the exhibition were also put on hold. Ruth Findlay, a spokeswoman for the museum, said the Tate was in discussions with the police.
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September 18, 1987 | COLIN GARDNER
Richard Prince became well known in the early 1980s for re-photographing popular advertisements and publicity stills. His work both reinforced and dismantled the seductive rhetoric of received information. By re-presenting what appeared to be self-evident and generic in a second-generational, "hyper-real" context, Prince was able to play upon audience expectations and force us to question our own preconceptions about mediated reality.
NEWS
August 16, 2012 | By David A. Keeps
With an opening party Thursday night, production designer and set decorator Coryander Friend will officially launch the vintage shop Storefront in downtown Los Angeles' arts district. Tucked behind a steel door on Traction Avenue, Storefront reflects her aesthetic (formed as a poetry and art student at what's now called Naropa University in Boulder, Colo.) and the industrial character of the neighborhood (also home to Poketo, whose opening and DIY tables we blogged about last month)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
A critical mass of artists emerging in the '70s whose work responded to image saturation in the media and everyday life -- among them Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince -- came to be known as the Pictures Generation. It could be argued that, thanks to the kudzu-like claims of the World Wide Web, every generation of artists since then, by default if not by conscious embrace, has been a pictures generation. The designation is a natural fit for Matt Lipps, whose show, "Library," at Marc Selwyn, addresses head-on the centrality of photographic imagery to our collective history and memory.
NEWS
August 16, 2012 | By David A. Keeps
With an opening party Thursday night, production designer and set decorator Coryander Friend will officially launch the vintage shop Storefront in downtown Los Angeles' arts district. Tucked behind a steel door on Traction Avenue, Storefront reflects her aesthetic (formed as a poetry and art student at what's now called Naropa University in Boulder, Colo.) and the industrial character of the neighborhood (also home to Poketo, whose opening and DIY tables we blogged about last month)
IMAGE
October 10, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Salons by the Shore, a series benefitting the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, came to a close on consecutive Sundays with Urs Fischer's "Dialogue" and Richard Prince's "Art Talk. " The former was at the home of Peter Morton, the latter at that of Edythe and Eli Broad. Both Malibu homes were designed by Getty architect Richard Meier & Partners and showcased contemporary art. With crowd size deliberately limited for the sake of intimate conversations with the artists, just over 60 guests had brunch on Hard Rock Café co-founder Morton's deck Sept.
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October 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Britain's Tate Modern has temporarily closed an exhibition that includes a nude image of a 10-year-old Brooke Shields, after a visit from a London police unit that deals with obscene publications. The Tate said in a statement Thursday that it has temporarily shut the room housing "Spiritual America" by artist Richard Prince. Sales of the catalog accompanying the exhibition were also put on hold. Ruth Findlay, a spokeswoman for the museum, said the Tate was in discussions with the police.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2009 | David Pagel
In theory, pairing a roomful of works by Wallace Berman (1926-76) with a roomful of pieces by Richard Prince makes sense. Both bodies of work focus on women, often naked, posing provocatively or having sex. Both feature collages. And both turn away from the niceties of fine art for the grittiness of mass-produced imagery. But in person, "She: Wallace Berman and Richard Prince" fizzles. Few sparks fly between Berman's 38 hauntingly intimate pictures from the 1960s and 1970s and Prince's 16 coldhearted representations, all but two from 2007-08.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2004 | Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Special to The Times
The key to Richard Prince's current exhibition at Regen Projects is in the title: "Women." The artist excels in capturing the iconic, so his subjects are not average or even believable women. There are photographs of Raquel Welch in a fur bikini, a prepubescent Brooke Shields and a baby-faced blond with a motorcycle. There are women represented in publicity stills, magazine advertisements, book covers and Borscht Belt jokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1999
* "Richard Prince: New Paintings"--An untitled acrylic and silkscreen work, above, by Richard Prince is among recent abstract works at Regen Projects in West Hollywood. * "Duration and Whenever"--An exhibit examining time including works by Andrew Bush, Patricia Moisan, Stephen Prima and Jonathan White goes on display Friday at Angles Gallery, Santa Monica.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2009 | David Pagel
In theory, pairing a roomful of works by Wallace Berman (1926-76) with a roomful of pieces by Richard Prince makes sense. Both bodies of work focus on women, often naked, posing provocatively or having sex. Both feature collages. And both turn away from the niceties of fine art for the grittiness of mass-produced imagery. But in person, "She: Wallace Berman and Richard Prince" fizzles. Few sparks fly between Berman's 38 hauntingly intimate pictures from the 1960s and 1970s and Prince's 16 coldhearted representations, all but two from 2007-08.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1993 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anywhere else, this would be a funky bungalow. In West Hollywood, it's a tear-down. But the modest house is enjoying an exotic cultural moment before it becomes a memory. "First House" is the site of Richard Prince's installation of paintings and other works through April 30. It is the inaugural event for Regen Projects, formerly the Stuart Regen Gallery, which has scaled back its operations to fund four special projects a year. Is this a joke? Well, yes and no. The paintings are jokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1987 | COLIN GARDNER
Richard Prince became well known in the early 1980s for re-photographing popular advertisements and publicity stills. His work both reinforced and dismantled the seductive rhetoric of received information. By re-presenting what appeared to be self-evident and generic in a second-generational, "hyper-real" context, Prince was able to play upon audience expectations and force us to question our own preconceptions about mediated reality.
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