Richard Prince, Untitled (labels) (detail), 1977, one of 4 color photographs, each 20 x 24".


Richard Prince

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
March 22–June 15

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
1071 Fifth Avenue
September 28–January 9

Curated by Nancy Spector

Richard Prince has in recent years become one of the inescapable artists of our time—a fascinating development, given that for years his work seemed to appeal to only a coterie, whereas some of his Pictures peers quickly secured critical approbation and visibility. Prince now reigns as one of the most influential figures for young artists drawn to his cunning amalgams of grunge and glamour, conceptual spark and pop-cultural savvy. This retrospective includes some 175 of the artist’s works, among them his “Gangs” photographs, “Nurse” paintings, and “Hoods” sculptures. The catalogue includes essays by curator Nancy Spector and Jack Bankowsky and interviews by Glenn O’Brien with Phyllis Diller, Kim Gordon, and other cultural luminaries, who allegedly form a composite adumbration of Prince’s themes with regard to mass-cultural connoisseurship. Travels to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Mar. 22–June 15, 2008; Serpentine Gallery, London, Summer 2008.