Go See: Richard Prince ‘Continuation’ at Serpentine Gallery, London, June 26th – September 7th

June 13th, 2008

Untitled (cowboy) 1998-99 via Serpentine Gallery

American artist Richard Prince follows his recent Guggenheim retrospective with Richard Prince: Continuation at Serpentine Gallery in London. This show will include recent work as well as Prince’s more established pieces from the past 30 years, such as his cowboy series, where the artist rephotographed and enlarged images of American masculinity from Marlboro cigarette advertisements.

Richard Prince [official website]
Richard Prince: Continuation [Serpentine Gallery]
Richard Prince at the Serpentine [red carnation]
Richard Prince and Marc Jacobs Create Expensive Purses [Elle UK]

Spiritual America, 1983 via Richard Prince Art

Throughout his career, Richard Prince has used American popular and mass culture as subject matter, tackling such everyday material as child celebrities, muscle cars, common jokes, and flip flops. Continuation intends to converse with the artist’s personal installation of his Warholesque private collections within Serpentine’s gallery space. The show will also include a conference, Prince Prince, on Richard Prince’s personal style of collection and installation on July 11th at the Goethe-Institut.

Limited Edition Richard Prince Jamais Bag via Fashion Week Daily

Parallel to this exhibition, Louis Vuitton in London will be selling fifty outrageously overpriced (over $17,000 each) limited edition handbags created by Richard Prince and fashion designer Marc Jacobs. This sale is part of a larger spring line released by LV and marks the artist’s second collaboration with Jacobs, as the two worked together to create nurses’ uniforms for Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2008 show. Louis Vuitton has also famously sold purse designs by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.