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05.22.15 Liam Mathews

Richard Prince is a notorious art world heel. He has gotten very rich from appropriating other people’s photos. He’s been doing this for years with magazines and advertisements, but now he’s gone too far, PetaPixel alleges. He’s been selling printed-out screenshots of other people’s Instagram posts without the creators’ permission at the Frieze art fair […]

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09.30.14 Rhett Jones

Richard Prince has to be one of the most hated populist artists of all time. His work consistently hits the sweet spot of “pretentious” — because it conceptualizes a sort of “theft” — and “mainstream” — because his subjects are very popular (Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll). His work is about Cigarettes, Cowboys, Motorcycles, Hot Chicks, […]

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05.19.14 Andy Cush

Richard Prince’s twin devotions to image appropriation and social networking convene in a series of photos the artist published to Instagram this morning. The pictures — which seemingly document a new series of works — show Instagram photos screencapped from various celebrities’ and internet personalities’ accounts and then printed onto canvas. The caption on Prince’s portrait […]

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03.20.14 Marina Galperina

What just happened? Well, artist Richard Prince appropriated the photographs of Jamaican Rastafarians by Patrick Cariou to make million-dollar-selling “Canal Zone” series of works; it’s been a legal, copyright infringement vs. fair use mess for five years. In 2011, the federal court ruled against Prince. In 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled […]

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11.20.13 Marina Galperina

The Supreme Court recently refused to hear Patrick Cariou’s appeal for his copyright case against Richard Prince. Big up fair use! As per usual, his Twitter account is a wonderful outlet, as previously enjoyed through his tirades against Instagram’s anti-boob policy and all that Bob Dylan-related art trollage. And that time he burned paintings. Earlier today, he tweeted: “Protest Painting. Fight […]

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08.05.13 Kyle Petreycik

Contemporary artist Richard Prince curated an exhibition of twenty-one paintings and works on paper by British artist Stuart Sutcliffe. Referred to by many as “the fifth Beatle,” Sutcliffe’s brief stint as an early member of historic rock band The Beatles have always seemed to overshadow his own accomplishments as a visual artist. According to art critic Donald […]

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07.18.13 Marina Galperina

So, I got a tip this morning on Twitter. Here is the cover to Bob Dylan’s upcoming album “Another Self Portrait (1969-1971).” Does it look more like Richard Prince, the alleged ghost-painter behind Bob Dylan’s controversially stolen-photo-based Gagosian art exhibit? What does Richard Prince tweeting this mean? What the what the why why art world? I […]

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06.18.13 Kyle Petreycik

While it’s not news that Facebook cannot seem to handle even the slightest bit of tasteful nudity — THANKS, FACEBOOK! — the ever ubiquitous terms of service agreements and certain sacrifices in privacy we must make in order to use social networks are nevertheless a frustrating detail to put up with, especially for an artist. Earlier this afternoon […]

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06.14.13 Marina Galperina

THE PLOT THICKENS! Yesterday, we investigated artist Richard Prince‘s outing in Central Park with topless ladies reading Bunny Modern. A tipster who will remain anonymous told us “Bob Dylan was painting on an easel in the background.” He described him as a man with “wild hair and good shades,” painting nudes “with the authority you’d expect of a man who’d […]

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06.13.13 Marina Galperina

UPDATE: The plot thickens.  Artist and copyright subverter Richard Prince is a big fan of David Bowman’s futuristic, “hard-boiled comedy” Bunny Modern. He tweets about it a lot. He’s also a fan of deleting his tweets. Good thing we’re all over it. Recently, Prince has been teasing his followers about being up to “something” in Central Park. Yesterday, he […]

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