Richard Prince

Free Love

Hardcover

32 x 24 cm   (12.5 x 9.4 in)

Published by Koenig Books, Sadie Coles HQ

Language: English

Pages: 32

£26.00

In stock

This small hardback book documents Prince’s “Free Love” paintings from 2016, and the exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ in which they were first shown.

For these paintings Prince collected a group of nudist cartoons by John Dempsey (1919-2002) - whose drawings were a staple of Playboy magazine for five decades - enlarged them into inkjet prints and drew “hippie drawings” over the appropriated images.

In these superimposed hippie drawings, Prince cites the Modernist titans who have recurred in his work – above all Willem de Kooning and Pablo Picasso. Vestiges of avant-garde painting are brought into collision with – or wrapped around – louche cartoons.

Co-published by Koenig Books and Sadie Coles HQ.

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