New York: PowerHouse Books, 1999. 1st US Edition. Slim small folio, publisher's photo-illustrated glossy wraps, french flaps.
"Many may find the work of Richard Prince quite boring. This is because the subjects that Prince selects are always mundane objects such as common advertisements, old jokes, dated cartoons, amateur, snapshot pictures sent to magazines, and automobile parts; things which can hardly be called subjects of art. However, when one considers that this artist has produced art with these materials for over 20 years, and that he has received numerous accolades and great acclaim from within and without the art community, it is tempting to think that perhaps, to be frank, the problem is with us, the art purveyors, who have been seduced by his provocations" (Taka Kawachi). Signed first US edition of appropriation artist Prince's artist book. Mustering images of muscle cars and monster trucks as ironic symbols of the late 90s, along with a survey of his varied creations, Prince stages a cheeky exploration of late-20th century Americana. Illustrated with 88 full color plates; with an essay by Japanese curator Taka Kawachi, and an excerpt from a 1992 interview with Prince by renowned American cult filmmaker and photographer Larry Clark. Originally published in Japan by Korinsha Press in 1997. Signed by Prince on the front endpaper. Fine. Item #2488