New York

Richard Prince

Gladstone Gallery | West 21st St

Richard Prince has been in retrospective mode of late. Last year witnessed “Women” at LA’s Regen Projects and “Man” at Zurich’s Galerie Eva Presenhuber—self-curated surveys of the fashion models and biker chicks, cowboys and rock stars that populate his oeuvre—and his Catskills property Second House will soon open to the public as a Guggenheim-run museum. At Gladstone Gallery, twenty-seven works of painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography from 1984 to the present continued this look back.

Exhibited in the gallery’s five rooms was a representative sample of the work for which Prince has become known, minus the rephotographs of the late ’70s and early ’80s that made his name. The selection included ten “joke” paintings, their punch lines silk-screened on uninflected monochrome canvas, woven through cartoonish sketches, or drippily stenciled on somber neutral backgrounds; a few ink

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