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Richard Prince shallow American dream

A 1987 Buick Grand National is the canvas for this latest piece from Richard Prince while bare breasted “girls” are the subject of this creation now on show at the Serpentine Gallery in London. These airbrushed “cheesy all-American “girl” pasted onto the cheesy all-American car” are arranged in a photo montage entitled Live Free or Die, a set of topless 1970s women draped across motorcycles; the bikes gleaming and women are as limp as socks. And most impressive of all, they’re in a set of painted-over collages of bottoms and fronts and genitals and grotesque, cartoonish, writhing, lumpen female bodies called Untitled (de Kooning). Really enjoying the irony of this piece, making it a must see if in the area for any Richard Prince fan.

Read much more over at the Guardian

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July 3, 2008 - Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | ,

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