Prince, Richard – (& Lawrence Weiner) – Learn to read art, Basel 12. – 17 . 6 . 1991*
Image: Richard Prince, text designed by Lawrence Weiner Bag is print by Imschoots, Uitgevers Publisher: Printed Matter [New York] and Art Metropole [Toronto] Year: 1991 ISBN: x
Skull Bunny "Learn to Read Art" This screenprint on a brown paper bag is by Richard Prince; Lawrence Weiner did the text; the image is sometimes known as "Skull Bunny"; the bag was produced for the LEARN TO READ ART exhibition held at the Basel Art Fair, June 12-17, 1991; the image is of a human skull face in black silhouette, with playgirl bunny ears and bow-tie; full paper size: 11 x 19-1/2in (28x50 cm); approx. image size: 7 x 11-1/2in; there is some tiny text printed on the very bottom "PML Belgium"; the large black text on the back of the bag reads: "PRINTED MATTER + ART METROPOLE, LEARN TO READ ART, BASEL 12.-17.6.1991; IMAGE:RICHARD PRINCE, BAG: IMSCHOOT UITGEVERS"; the handle cut-out sections at top are backed inside by thin pieces of cardboard for support -as issued by manufacturer; also inside the bottom of the bag has the same thin cardboard for support; description Paper shopping bag published in conjunction with Printed Matter [New York] and Art Metropole [Toronto] shared a booth at Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June 12 - 17, 1991. Bag features Richard Prince’s Skull Bunny icon on its recto and Lawrence Weiner’s work “LEARN TO READ ART” on verso. Bag printed by Imschoot, Uitgevers. edition size unknown unsigned and unnumbered Condition: As new. Pristine copy, clean and unmarked as issued.
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