Richard Prince's work both appropriates and extensively references images from advertising, mass media and entertainment. The artist's process challenges accepted notions of authorship and ownership while also investigating the impact of various media and genre forms on the construction of American identity. Prince's works explore the seedy worlds of pulp fiction and soft-core porn—as well as subcultures like those of cowboys, bikers, customized cars and celebrities.
Richard Prince, born in 1949, has been redefining concepts of authorship and ownership since the 1970s.
Prince’s work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at institutions such as: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California; Museum Boymans–Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany; the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Vienna, Austria; the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City; the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, France; and Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria.
Prince's works are currently held in the collections of: The Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois; the Goetz Collection in Munich, Germany; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK; among many others.
Prince has collaborated with Two Palms since 2007.