LONDON.- Richard Prince (born 1949) is one of the worlds most celebrated artists and artistic innovators.
Prince came to prominence in the 1980s through his celebrated series such as Cowboys, Jokes and Hoods, which appropriate images from magazines, popular culture and pulp fiction to create new photographs, sculptures and paintings that respond to ideas about American identity and consumerism. These works have been critical in challenging ideas of authorship and raising questions about the value of the unique artwork.
Prince is, himself, a voracious collector of art, furniture, memorabilia and books, which he houses in a group of buildings alongside his own artworks. His exhibition at the Serpentine is a direct dialogue with his spaces, mirroring the installation of Princes work in his own buildings as well as responding to the Serpentines unique scale and location. Princes diverse collection ranges from books and artworks by artists and writers to classic American muscle cars. Paintings, photographs and sculptures spanning Princes 30-year career are featured at the Serpentine, including new work created especially for this exhibition.
Richard Prince: Continuation follows his recent retrospective, Spiritual America, organised by the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, and is curated by Richard Prince and the Serpentine Gallery.