Robert M Rubin’s Comprehensive Monograph, “Richard Prince: Cowboy”

Featuring photography, painted works, ephemera and erotica, a survey of the artist's interest in the American West

Across 480 pages, Robert M Rubin’s sprawling survey, Richard Prince: Cowboy, centers on the photographer’s exploration of the American cowboy archetype as it is characterized in film and advertising. Prince began his career in the latter, at Time Inc, where he was tasked with clipping text and imagery from magazines. This process of cutting and pasting informed his most immediate artistic endeavors after departing the industry: …

Richard Prince: “New Portraits”

The multi-disciplined artist bends the rules of portraiture for his new Instagram-based show at NYC's Gagosian Gallery

by Charlotte Anderson It’s undeniably weird and yet somehow unsurprising to see Richard Prince’s Instagram feed plastered on gallery walls. On view at NYC’s Gagosian Gallery, Prince’s latest exhibit, “New Portraits,” is characteristically straightforward—frustratingly, cleverly straightforward. Each “portrait”—a screengrab from Prince’s Instagram—is printed on canvas. Hyper-granulated photographs line the walls complete with emoji-peppered commentary. In the same way Prince made stills from the Marlboro man …