This special limited edition Richard Prince print, signed and numbered from the edition of 199, sold out immediately upon its release. Here, Prince continues his series of found pornographic black-and-white photographs with strategically placed CD and DVD stickers, suggesting a previously missing level of narrative. These “re-photographs” often imply elements of personal tragedy, exploitation or characteristics of humor that differ from the image’s original intent of sexual pleasure. Richard Prince’s application of DVD stickers to his collages serve to associate popular culture with his iconic use of erotic images. The anonymity and censorship of the model, informed by the strategic placement of these stickers, aims to reveal and contextualize sexuality within contemporary Western culture. Prince has included labels for Rothko’s Rooms, a documentary about Mark Rothko, and the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, narrowing the chasm amidst fine art and popular culture with this lurid image. The present work is unframed and in fine condition.
Published by: The Song Cave, New York
signed lower right recto; stamped and numbered on verso