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Famous Richard Prince Quotes and Sayings|
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.
+ I'm surprised
at the reaction to the "Nurse" paintings. Ive never felt that
I had to put out work that I actually liked.. just because its out there
doesnt 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 dont see any difference now between what I collect and what I make. Its
become the same. What Im collecting will, a lot of times, end up in my work.
It would be strange for me to think Im being ripped off, because thats
what I do! In those days, it was called "pirating." Now they call it
+ 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
The subject comes first, the medium second.
A lot of its experimental, spontaneous. Its about knocking about in
the studio and bumping into things.
Richard Prince Quotations