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Perennially provocative, Richard Prince has blazed new trails for photography with his explorations of appropriation, identity, and the meaning of images in a mass-media culture. Throughout his career, he has photographed and cropped published advertisements and exhibited them as his own works, turned screenshots from women’s Instagram accounts into inkjet-printed-on-canvas pieces that sell for six-figure prices, and shown innumerable compositions that touch on sexual taboos. Prince’s irreverent practice made him an essential member of the so-called Pictures Generation of photographers; along with artists such as Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo, he has pushed the boundaries of the medium since the late 1970s. Prince has exhibited extensively across the world in cities including New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Berlin. His work belongs in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others, and has sold for millions on the secondary market.


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