Prince~Richard – ‘Hippie Drawings’*

45,00

Author: Edited by Richard Prince and Lorraine Wild
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit,
Year: 2005
ISBN-10: 9783775717335
ISBN-13: 978-3775717335

Hardcover, 31 x 23,5 cm, 104 pages / 100 color. Language: English
Condition: very good
Hippie Drawings, Richard Prince
« Being funny is a way to survive. » Richard Prince
This extraordinary book allows the reader to discover a new side of Richard Prince’s oeuvre. There are no smoking cowboys swinging their lassoes or bare-breasted blondes on heavy motorcycles in this droll collection of highly expressive drawings and watercolors, whose inventive shapes and joyful colors recall children’s drawings or paintings by the mentally ill. Half-figures of indeterminable gender with staring eyes, big ears, and frizzy hair challengingly smirk at the viewer and become an inventory of possibilities that later find their way into the joke paintings of the same period. This lavishly printed publication presents these apparently funny, yet sinister works to a larger public for the first time.

There are no smoking cowboys swinging their lassoes or bare-breasted blondes on heavy motorcycles in this droll collection of highly expressive drawings and watercolors. Au contraire, the inventive shapes and joyful colors recall children's drawings or paintings by the mentally ill. Half-figures of indeterminate gender with staring eyes, big ears and frizzy hair smirk challengingly at the viewer, offering an inventory of possibilities, many of which later find their way into Prince's joke paintings of the same period. This extraordinary little book presents these funny yet sinister works to a larger public for the first time, and allows readers to discover a new side of Richard Prince's oeuvre.

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