~RICHARD PRINCE/SPIRITUAL AMERICA/GUGGENHEIM
– caption reads: “And now I’d like to sing a song about this guy I blew last night . . .”
ALL IMAGES – RICHARD PRINCE PAINTINGS – BARBARA GLADSTONE 2005
ARCHIVAL PHOTOS BY: NANCY SMITH
TAKEN AT: ‘RICHARD PRINCE / APRIL 30 – JUNE 18, 2005’,
BARBARA GLADSTONE GALLERY – CHELSEA, NYC, June 15, 2005.
SIMON CERIGO BEGS TO DIFFER WITH THE RECENT “DISPOSABLE ART” TRASH ASSESSMENT – CHARLIE FINCH – JUST POSTED ON ARTNET – OF THE NEWLY OPENED RICHARD PRINCE RETROSPECTIVE AT THE GUGGENHEIM . . . . . .
SIMON CERIGO, artlovers-critic-at-large – a man of few, but, well thought-out words, writes:
RICHARD PRINCE’S retrospective at the GUGGENHEIM is a great show despite the overbearing ‘hipness’ that pervades this elegant conceptualist’s art objects.
Though I have been a fan of the joke paintings since the early 90’s – I have also noted his relentless self-promoting and career moves. But seeing this big & diverse survey of his work, so well organized, and hung beautifully, changed my mind about the value of his aesthetic position.
Even though I am not totally convinced by the ‘Nurse’ paintings – (WALTER ROBINSON’S appropriation of 50’s pulp illustrations in the early 80’s was more effective) – the ‘Marlboro Man’ photos made me a believer.
RICHARD PRINCE – ‘SPIRITUAL AMERICA’ – SOLOMON R GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
SEPT 28, 2007 – JANUARY 9, 2008