Prince~Richard – ‘Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s Publications 1981-2014’*
Author: Vincent Pécoiland Yann Sérandour. edited by christophe daviet-thery and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié. Bibliographical notes by Francine Delaigle. Publisher: christophe daviet-thery, Parisco, published with VIAINDUSTRIAE Year: 2014 ISBN-10: 2953934758 ISBN-13: 978-2953934755 Softcover, 16 x 11,5 cm, 208 pp., (color ill.) Edition of 1000 copiesGraphic design: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, English edition Condition: as new
This book is not a catalogue raisonné, it instead takes a look at the library of an amateur, an excuse to apprehend this aspect of Richard Prince’s work which encompasses books and the question of the collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the ‘ghosts’ of the missing books. Richard Prince is an avid collector of books, an obsessive one. This fervor is visible in The Good Life or American/English, where he photographs covers of books from his collection, reducing the book to an image, a simple surface. Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s Publications 1981-2014. Catalogue of the eponym’s exhibition at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, 23 June – 26 August 2012 and at &: Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, 26 October – 20 December2012 Edited by Christophe Daviet-Thery and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié Essays: “Do Androids Dream about Kindles” by Vincent Pécoil, “American/English” by Yann Sérandour Bibliographical notes: Francine Delaigle Design: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié.
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