When Artforum invited Richard Prince to contribute a writing project in tune with his visual work, the artist looked to his ongoing series of “nurse paintings” and to a recent photo shoot with Kate Moss—and created this dreamscape screenplay that extends his signature reframing of mass-media iconography.

Two drunks wandered into a zoo and stopped in front of a lion’s cage. They stood watching the animal for a few minutes and suddenly it let out a roar. “C’mon let’s go,” said one. “Go ahead if you want to,” said the other. “I’m gonna stay for the movie.”

In my movie there’s a cowboy, a nurse, a comedian, and a girl on a motorcycle. The nurse tells jokes. The cowboy takes care of people. The comedian rides a horse. The girl on the motorcycle stays home.

The nurse is played by Kate Moss. I don’t know if she can act, but she can tell a joke.

Kate rents the movie Freud. Montgomery Clift plays

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