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Richard Prince
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous American painter and photographer Richard Prince
born Richard Prince - Panama Canal Zone - 1949 / Lives USA
Famous Richard Prince works include his "rephotograph" pictures where he re-photographed existing well known photos, which created controversy and brought up issues of copyright law and how far appropriation should go. Another well known series is the Richard Prince Nurse paintings, where the artist painted nurses on the covers of romance novels.


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+ I'm surprised at the reaction to the "Nurse" paintings. I’ve never felt that I had to put out work that I actually liked.. just because it’s out there doesn’t mean that I have to stand behind it.

+ By rephotographing a magazine page and then developing the film in a cheap lab, the photos came out very strange. They looked like they could be my photos, but they weren't.

+ I don’t see any difference now between what I collect and what I make. It’s become the same. What I’m collecting will, a lot of times, end up in my work.

+ It would be strange for me to think I’m being ripped off, because that’s what I do! In those days, it was called "pirating." Now they call it "sampling."

+ I think celebrity can be dangerous. The big advantage is that I no longer have to worry about whether or not I can afford to buy that extra paintbrush when I'm in the art supply store. The other advantage is that I can take time to experiment. I can fail a bit more often. I don't have to put out the work that I don't like.

+ Living in New York feels like you're always inside.. inside buildings, inside subways.

+ The subject comes first, the medium second.

+ A lot of it’s experimental, spontaneous. It’s about knocking about in the studio and bumping into things.

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