PRINCE~Richard. ‘American English’.*


Publisher: Sadie Coles HQ, London & Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
Year: 2003
Artist: PRINCE~Richard
ISBN: 3-88375-717-9. 

Paperback, Pictorial Wrappers, 8vo, np, profusely illustrated in color. First Edition 1/1400. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Artist's Book profusely illustrated in color. Published in conjunction with a 2003 Sadie Coles HQ exhibition in London, this bibliomaniacal Richard Prince artist's book pits full-page photographic images of English first editions of treasured tomes from his library across the truck from their American counterparts - creating a frisson not unlike that of "Kittenwar"... 
It includes the artist's essay "Collecting: Bringing ItAll Back Home - A Day in the Life of a Book Collector Suggests that the Impulses Behind Collecting are Part Obsession, Part Quest and Part Fantasy". 
Condition: as new.


Publisher’s Description
In American English, artist and book collector Richard Prince contrasts his collection of American first edition books with their British counterparts, photographing the pairings in individual staged environments. A must for the bibliophile and a special kind of cultural history from an artist’s point of view.

Published on the occasion of Richard Prince’s exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ in 2003, American English presents photographs of American and English First Editions in Prince’s rare book collection. Set up in considered stacks and shot against selections of his own work, these photographs offer a view of Prince’s particular preoccupations as a bibliophile, resonant with his preoccupations as an artist. In his introductory essay, “Bringing it All Back Home” with its tell-all subtitle, “A Day in the Life of a Book Collector Suggests That the Impulses Behind Collecting Are Part Obsession, Part Quest and Part Fantasy,” Prince candidly recounts his rounds to various used book stores an New York and L.A. and discusses the desires that drive him to collect.

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