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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Richard Prince

b. 1949, USA

Richard Prince was born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone and lives and works in upstate New York. Mining images from mass media, advertising and entertainment since the late seventies, Prince has redefined the concepts of authorship, ownership, and aura. Applying his understanding of the complex transactions of representation to the making of art, he evolved a unique signature filled with echoes of other signatures yet that is unquestionably his own.

An avid collector and perceptive chronicler of American subcultures and vernaculars and their role in the construction of American identity, he has probed the depths of racism, sexism, and psychosis in mainstream humor; the mythical status of cowboys, bikers, customized cars, and celebrities; and most recently, the push-pull allure of pulp fiction and soft porn, producing such unlikely icons as the highly coveted Nurse paintings.

Featured Artworks

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Untitled (Hippie Drawing) by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceUntitled (Hippie Drawing), 1998 Marker on paper
11 x 8 1/2 inches
Gagosian
Untitled by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceUntitled, 2017 Oil stick, acrylic, charcoal, matte medium, collage, and inkjet on canvas
100 x 81 inches
Gagosian
Untitled by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceUntitled, 2017 Oil stick, acrylic, charcoal, matte medium, collage, and inkjet on canvas
100 x 81 inches
Gagosian
Untitled by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceUntitled, 2017 Oil stick, charcoal, acrylic, collage, matte medium, and inkjet on canvas
106 x 127 inches
Gagosian
Bitches and Bastards by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceBitches and Bastards, 1985–1986 Ektacolour photograph
218.4 x 121.9 cm
Simon Lee Gallery
Untitled by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceUntitled, 2013 Rubber bands, staples, acrylic, sticker and ink jet on paper
91.4 x 79.1 cm
Almine Rech
Untitled by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceUntitled, 2012 Rubber band, staples and acrylic on mounted newsprint
223.5 x 243.8 x 5.6 cm
Almine Rech
Untitled by Richard Prince contemporary artwork Richard PrinceUntitled, 2011 Oil crayon, pastel, charcoal and graphite on paper
30.2 x 27.6 cm
Almine Rech

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Prince, High Times at Gagosian, New York
Closed
1 November–19 December 2018 Richard Prince High Times Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A New Way of Walking at Timothy Taylor, New York
Closed
29 June–27 July 2018 Group Exhibition A New Way of Walking Timothy Taylor, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Une collection de photographies at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
Closed
17 May–13 July 2018 Group Exhibition Une collection de photographies rodolphe janssen, Brussels

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International art invades the suburban Coachella Valley: The best of 'Desert X' Related Press International art invades the suburban Coachella Valley: The best of 'Desert X' Los Angeles Times : 13 March 2017

Ah, the romance of the desert! A place of fierce natural beauty and beguiling spiritual wonder! A rejuvenating refuge from the crushing pressures of modern urban life!Desert X, the ambitious exhibition of new site-specific art installations scattered around the Coachella Valley, is successful partly because the 16 participating artists mostly...

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‘Desert X’ Treats Arid Space as a Rich Canvas Related Press ‘Desert X’ Treats Arid Space as a Rich Canvas The New York Times : 27 February 2017

Roaming off-road through sandy, rock-studded terrain in view of mountain peaks and windmill farms, a six-wheeled rover about the size of a milk crate backed up and sped away from its creator.With infrared detectors to elude heat-producing objects and other sensors to identify solid forms, the bot is in effect programmed to avoid human interaction....

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'Protest:' visual autonomy Related Press 'Protest:' visual autonomy Aesthetica Magazine : 27 October 2016

Victoria Miro stages a group exhibition by artists concerned with socio-political issues of their day, who question the status quo and the power structures found within societies, and who take the language of protest as a means to explore its potency. Inspired by Alice Neel’s 1936 painting Nazis Murder Jews, the exhibition draws together new...

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Power to... the art of protest Related Press Power to... the art of protest The Guardian : 19 September 2016

In repressive states, the role of the artist is unambiguous: to assert the individual imagination, the singular power that all dictatorships fear. I remember once talking to the Czech dissident and writer Ivan Klima, who had been subject both to the arbitrary horror of a Nazi concentration camp as a child and the long grinding years of Soviet...

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