A slipcased exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of Richard Prince: Tiffany Paintings. Made over a period of seven years, this series of paintings sees Prince combine the irony-laden painterly abstraction of his later work with the discretionary reframing of luxury advertisements that marked some of his earliest works. Spreads from the New York Times are enlarged onto Pollock-scaled canvases and then masked by monochromatic washes of loosely-applied paint—that is save for its upper right hand corner where, like the Times itself, space is reserved for Tiffany's iconic advertisements. Yet these painterly overlays—whose brushwork registers like a slacker Brice Marden—fail to wholly conceal the glut of information beneath, allowing fragments of stories gone by to float like debris to the visible surface of these deceitfully abstract works. Includes an essay by John McWhinnie.
12 ½ x 10 inches (32 x 25.5 cm)
paper-wrapped hardcover with slipcase
66 pages, fully illustrated in b/w and color
Gagosian Gallery, 2010