Richard Prince

United States 1949

Photography, Painting

Richard Prince
Richard Prince
United States
July 13, 2016
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Richard Prince, a controversial American painter and photographer, is best known for his tongue-in-cheek appropriation works containing rephotographed and cropped popular advertisements. Prince’s initial goal was to emphasize the powerful impact of mass media imagery in shaping contemporary consumer culture, but eventually, he ended up creating his very own pop style and powerful series of works which became some of the most wanted materials at many prestigious auctions. An avid collector of art, books, manuscripts, and various odd objects, Prince has gained the reputation of the chronicler of his generation. I don’t see any difference now between what I collect and what I make. It’s become the same. What I’m collecting will, a lot of times, end up in my work, said Prince on his collecting processes.

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Richard Prince – Ford Mustang (at Kunsthaus Bregenz), 2014 – Courtesy of Kunsthaus Bregenz

Early Career

Richard Prince was born in the late 40s in the Panama Canal Zone, which is nowadays a part of the Republic of Panama. Ever since his early childhood Prince has moved lots – from the Panama Canal he moved all the way up, to a suburb of Boston. When it comes to his education, he attended Nasson College in Maine, but he describes his school in a rather vague way as if it was without any real structure. Eventually, Prince has moved from Maine to New York City, in order to join a publishing company called Time Inc. His job at Time Inc. was to supply the company with various tear sheets of articles for magazines. Around the time he started working for this company, Prince started to show more and more interest for visual arts and particularly painting. He felt drawn to the work of the eminent abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. I was very attracted to the idea of someone who was fairly antisocial, kind of a loner, said Prince on Pollock’s personality.

Prince’s job at Time Inc. was to supply the company with various tear sheets of articles for magazines

Richard Prince – Untitled (Mirror), 1982 – image via

Artistic Style: Appropriation and Re-Photography

Over time, Prince has developed his artistic style based on the use appropriated imagery – particularly humorous cartoons and mismatched jokes. He copied such imagery onto large-scale, monochrome canvases. These works evolved to eventually include text-based elements that he manipulated in a painterly manner. Prince has worked in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, film, video, and photography, but he is also a writer of poetry and fiction. Some of his most famous artworks are his Nurse Paintings, inspired by pulp romance novels. One of these paintings was featured on Sonic Youth’s album Sonic Nurse and it influenced even the world of fashion, namely Marc Jacobs’s Spring 2008 collection for Louis Vuitton. Prince’s rephotography uses appropriation as its own goal – the artist simply needed the works of others in order to choose a departure point for his own art. In fact, the appropriation wasn’t anything entirely new or shocking around the time Prince started using it. It was already popularized practice thanks to the great artists such as Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger. Prince had very little practical experience when it comes to photography and he wasn’t overly interested in any technical details. He said in a couple of interviews that he just needed a subject to depict and the choice of medium would naturally come up.

Prince’s rephotography uses appropriation as its own goal – the artist simply needed the works of others in order to choose a departure point for his own art

Richard Prince – Untitled (Cowboy), 1995 – image via

Cariou’s suit against Richard Prince Related to Copyright Issues

It is not surprising that Prince had to face a lawsuit at some point, having in mind the blurred lines between appropriation and stealing. In 2008, photographer Patrick Cariou decided to file a lawsuit against Prince and Gagosian Gallery for copyright infringement issues related to the Canal Zone exhibit at the Gagosian gallery. Prince has appropriated 35 photographs of Cariou and he barely changed anything in them. Furthermore, he made 28 paintings based on the images of Rastafarians from Cariou’s Yes Rasta book. In 2011, US district ruled against Prince and Gagosian Gallery. However, in 2013, the US Court of Appeals managed to reverse the previous ruling and prove that Prince’s used Cariou’s photographs in a transformative way, hence the use was deemed fair. Five of Prince’s works, which were obviously less transformative, were sent back for further review. In 2014, Cariou and Prince have finally announced that they had settled this case.

In 2008, photographer Patrick Cariou decided to file a lawsuit against Prince and Gagosian Gallery for copyright infringement issues

Richard Prince – Back to the Garden, 2008 – image via

Cowboys and Gangs

Prince’s legendary series known as Cowboys was initially created from 1980 to 1992 and it is the artist’s best-known group of rephotographs. These pieces are based on the Marlboro cigarette advertisements and the Marlboro Man, who was the symbol of American masculinity. The Cowboys portray men in typical American outfits, such as boots and hats, together with horses, and lassos. The imagery is set in the Western part of the United States, known for its arid and stony landscapes with desert flora, such as cacti and tumbleweeds. The Marlboro advertisements were perfectly executed, with an extreme attention to detail, which was one of the reasons Prince was impressed by them. His other photo series from the same period, called Gangs and Girlfriends, are quite similar to Cowboys when it comes to their aesthetics. Prince used images from various motorcycle magazines and he was particularly fond of motorcyclists’ girlfriends, seductively posing on their boyfriends’ bikes. In June 1980, around the time Prince published his Cowboys, he also had his first solo exhibition. It took place at the CEPA gallery in Buffalo, New York, and Prince’s book called Menthol Pictures was published as a part of his residency at the CEPA gallery. Just a year later, Prince had his first West Coast solo exhibition at Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery in Los Angeles, while in 1985, he spent four months in Venice, Los Angeles, where he dedicated himself to a couple of new projects.

Prince used pictures from various motorcycle magazines and he was fond of motorcyclists’ girlfriends

Richard Prince – Untitled (Girlfriend), 2008 – image via

Joke Paintings

Prince’s Jokes come in a few different forms. His first Jokes were quite simple pieces, hand written, taken from various joke books. However, these initial jokes became more complex, substantial artworks once the artist started to combine them with suitable imagery. In fact, his main goal was to pair jokes with pictures that had no visible connection and in such way create obscure and peculiar relations. In the 80s and 90s, this particular style of combining short sentences and imagery was becoming increasingly popular and Barbara Kruger was the most famous artists who used this style. When it comes to Prince’s jokes, they are mainly satirical one-liners, commenting on the topics such as religion, the marital relationships as well as his own experiences with women.

Prince’s main goal was to play an exciting game and pair jokes with pictures that had no visible connection and in such way create obscure and peculiar relations

Richard Prince – from Joke Painting series – image via

Nurse Series

The Nurse Paintings is another Prince’s series that has reached an international fame and glory. These pieces are inspired by the covers of inexpensive novels called pulp romance novels. These novels were usually sold at newspaper stands and they were ridiculed for their tacky, overly sentimental plots, aimed at housewives. Prince came to a brilliant idea to scan the covers of these novels and then use inkjet printing to transfer the pictures to canvas. After the process was completed, he would stylize the pieces with acrylic paints. These artworks debuted in 2003, at Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York. Initially, these pieces have received mixed responses, but his Overseas Nurse from 2002 became a record-breaker when it got sold for $8,452,000 at Sotheby’s in London. Titles of Prince’s pieces from this series include Surfer Nurse, Naughty Nurse, Millionaire Nurse, Dude Ranch Nurse and so forth. Inspired by Prince’s work, one of Sonic Youth’s albums has a Nurse Painting for its cover. The nurses all wear typical caps and their mouths are covered by simple surgical masks. The final images preserve the original title of the novel and the picture of a woman from the book cover, while everything else is obscured or transformed into a neutral background. It is important to mention that Richard Prince used the technique of modern rephotography and he also showed his capability to combine digital and analog media. The application of an analog medium, which is acrylic, to a digitized print, which is ink jet, forms a unique bridge between traditional and modern artistic processes.

Nurse Paintings are inspired by the covers of inexpensive novels called pulp romance novels

Richard Prince – Nurse of Greenmeadow, 2002 (Left) / Nurse Student, 2002 (Right) – images via

Prince’s Latest Works and History of Exhibitions

Prince’s later paintings produced around 2007 belong to more traditional styles of figurative art. They represent a clear departure from the kitschy appearance of his earlier poster alike creations. Prince’s newest pieces, from 2013 to 2015, are pornographic ink-jet prints overlaid with acrylic paint in a particular style that is close to the work of Willem de Kooning. In these new pieces, Prince experiments with the distortion of human faces, hands and feet. Contrary to the obvious linguistic context of the Jokes, these new works represent a purely visual message. When it comes to Prince’s history of exhibitions, it is quite long and successful. Talking about his major shows held after 2000, a grand retrospective called Richard Prince: Spiritual America was mounted in 2007 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The artist is still very active exhibitor – in 2015 and 2014 he had ten solo shows held in New York, France, the UK, and Japan.

Prince’s later works produced from 2007 until 2016 belong to more traditional styles of figurative art

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Richard Prince – New Figures, 2015 (Left) / Untitled, 2014 (Right) – images via

Redefining the Concept of Ownership

Making art has never been a mystery to me. It’s never been something that’s very difficult, claims Prince. Even though his words might seem ironic to some, based on the fact that majority of his work is based on appropriation, it still goes without saying that Richard Price has managed to redefine the concepts of ownership and authorship through his bold and provocative art. The artist’s turbulent yet incredibly prolific career is also a perfect confirmation of Picasso’s idea that good artists borrow, but great artists steal.

The artist is represented by Gagosian Park & 75th New York, Gagosian West 24th, Gagosian Beverly Hills, Gagosian Brittania Street and Gagosian West 21st.

Richard Prince lives and works in New York, NY.

Featured image: Richard Prince’s Portrait – image via

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Richard Prince: The Douglas Blair Turnbaugh Collection (1977-1988)Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los AngelesSolo
2015FashionNahmad Contemporary, NYSolo
2015New PortraitsBlum & Poe Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2015FiguresLuxembourg & Dayan, NYSolo
2015OriginalGagosian Gallery, NYSolo
2015New PortraitsGagosain Gallery, Davies St. London, UKSolo
2015CowboyGladstone Gallery, NYSolo
2014It’s a Free ConcertKunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, AustriaSolo
2014Canal ZoneGagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave, New York, NYSolo
2014InteractionSkarstedt Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2014No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984–1989David Zwirner, New York, NYGroup
2014Stepping Up for ArtGagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave., New York, NYGroup
2014Richard Prince | Roe EthridgeGagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave., New York, NYGroup
2014An American in Paris: Works from a Private CollectionGagosian Gallery, Le Bourget, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Monochromatic JokesNahmad Contemporary, New York, NYSolo
2013Protest PaintingsSkarstedt Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2013Untitled (band)Le Case D’Arte, Milan, ItalySolo
2013New WorkJürgen Becker, Hamburg, GermanySolo
2013Sadie ColesLondon, EnglandSolo
2013CowboysGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2013The Show is OverGagosian Gallery, Britannia St., London, EnglandGroup
2013Spook Rock RoadGalerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Dan Colen/Richard PrinceHome Alone 2 Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013Murdered OutSkarstedt Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013Big PicturesAmon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2013Group ShowGagosian Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2013Marcel Duchamp Nude Descending A Staircase: An Homage. Francis MNaumann Fine Art, New York, NYGroup
2013PAPERWORK: A Brief History of Artist’s ScrapbooksAndrew Roth, New York, NYGroup
2013Destruction to UtopiaPatrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CAGroup
2013The Universal Addressability of Dumb ThingsHayward Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2012Richard Prince: White PaintingsSkarstedt Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2012Richard Prince: Four SaturdaysGagosian Gallery, Madison Ave., New York, NYSolo
201214 Paintings303 Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2012Prince/PicassoPicasso Museum, Malaga, SpainSolo
2012FunnyThe FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NYGroup
2012Le jour d’avantFrac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefoe, FranceGroup
2012True Stories: AmeriKanische Fotografie aus der Sammlung Moderne Kunst.Pinakothek Der Moderne, München, GermanyGroup
2012Louis Vuitton/Marc Jacobs OpeningLes Arts Decoratifs, Paris, FranceGroup
2012This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980’sMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.Group
2012Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty YearsMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NYGroup
2012Chamberlain, Gursky, Hirst, Kusama, PrinceGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CAGroup
2012Residual MemoryAspen Art Museum, Aspen, COGroup
2012Art and PressMartin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Paintings from the Rubell Family CollectionFunacion Banco Santander, Baoadilla, Madrid, SpainGroup
2012Return Trip: Art from the Bone Yard ProjectPrima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZGroup
2012Blind CutMarlborough Chelsea, New York, NYGroup
20122012 Opening of the Department Contemporary Art in the Städel MuseumStädel Museum, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2011The FugAlmine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2011Richard PrinceGagosian Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2011Richard Prince: American PrayerBibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, FranceSolo
2011Covering PollockGuild Hall, Easthampton, NYSolo
2011de KooningGagosian Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
2011Bel AirGagosian Residence, Los Angeles, CASolo
2011Richard Prince: Pre-Appropriation Works 1971 – 1974Specific Objects, New YorkSolo
2011After Hours: Murals on the BoweryNew York, NY.Group
2011Figures in a LandscapeGagosian Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2011Staging Auction Performance in Photography since 1960Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
2011Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau CollectionWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
2011Unpainted PaintingsLuxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY.Group
2011Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dic CollectionDayton Art Institute, Dayton, OHGroup
2011That’s the Way We Do It: The Techniques and AestheticKunsthaus BregenzGroup
2010T-Shirt Paintings: Hippie PunkSalon 94, New York, NYSolo
2010Tiffany PaintingsGagosian Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2010Summer ShowsGagosian Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2010Pop Life: Art in a Material WorldTate Modern, London, EnglandGroup
2010The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern TimesMOMA, New York, NYGroup
2010Crash: Homage to JG BallardGagosian Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2010The Anniversary ShowSFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/PerformanceGuggenheim Museum, New York, NYGroup
2010Your History is Not Our HistoryHaunch of Venison, New York, NYGroup
2010Sexuality and TranscendencePinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, UkraineGroup
2010Rewind: Selected works from the MCA collection 1970’s to 1990’sMCA Chicago, ILGroup
2010Knock Knock, Who’s There? That Joke Isn’t Funny AnymoreArmand Bartos Fine Art, New York, NYGroup
2010Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou CollectionNew Museum, New York, NYGroup
2010Collecting BiennialsWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
2009After DarkGagosian Gallery, New YorkSolo
2009Into the Sunset, Photography’s Image of the American WestMOMA, New York, NYGroup
2009SheMichael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Louis Vuitton: A Passion for CreationHong Kong Museum of Art, Hong KongGroup
2009UFOProjects GmbH, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2008Four Blue CowboysGagosian Gallery, Rome, ItalySolo
2008Spiritual AmericaWalker Art Center, Minneapolis.Solo
2008Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed RuschaThe FLAG Art Foundation, NYGroup
2008The UnforgivenStellan Holm Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008An Unruly History of the ReadymadeFoundation/Collection Jumex, Ecatepac de Morelos, MexicoGroup
2008Pipe, Glass, Bottle of Rum: The Art of AppropriationThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
2008Meet Me Around the Corner - Works from the Astrup Fearnley CollectionAstrup Fearnley, Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2008Sonic Youth: Sensation Fix- Production LiFESaint-Nazaire, France & Museion, Bolzano, ItalyGroup
2008for what you are about to receiveGagosian Gallery at Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2008Faces & Figures (revisited)Marc Jancou Contemporary New York, NYGroup
2008EXCERPT: Selections from Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn CollectionThe Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, NYGroup
2008Who’s Afraid of Jasper Johns?Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008Collier Schorr: Freeway BalconiesDeutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Purple Anthology; Art Prose Fashion Music Architecture SexJohn McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York, NYGroup
2008No Images of ManGering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008You Can Go Your Own WayRenwick Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock Since 1967Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FloridaGroup
2008Photography on Photography. from the 1960s to the PresentThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NYGroup
2008Depreciation and DevastationGavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NYGroup
2008TypedSadie Coles, London, EnglandGroup
2008John DoggJohn DoggGroup
2008Radical AdvertisingProjects GmbH, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2008PrefabGagosian Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008Street & Studio: An Urban History of PhotographyTate Modern, London, EnglandGroup
2008God & GoodsVilla Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, ItalyGroup
2007Richard PrincePanama Pavilion, Venice, ItalySolo
2007Richard Prince: The Early WorksNeuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NYSolo
2007Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent CollageGagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue,New York, NYGroup
2007Frieze ProjectsFrieze Art Fair, London, EnglandGroup
2007Art in America: 300 Years of InnovationOrganized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NYGroup
2007Counterparts: Contemporary Painters and their InfluencesContemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VAGroup
2007Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture from the Pinault CollectionPalazzo Grassi, Venice, ItalyGroup
2007Brave Lonesome Cowboy: The Myth of the Western in Contemporary Art-Or: For the Hundredth Birthday of John WayneGalerie Der Stadt Esslingen Am Neckar and Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Esslinghan, GermanyGroup
2007Paper, Painting and SculptureFisher Landau Center For Art, Long Island City, NYGroup
2007Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent ArtIndependent Curators International, Traveling ExhibitionGroup
2007Lights Camera Action: Artist's Film for the CinemaWhitney Museum of American Art New York, NYGroup
2007Robert Mangold, Richard PrinceAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2007Light SentenceZeuggasse 7, Obergeschoss, GermanyGroup
2006Sprüeth&MagersCologne, GermanySolo
2006Cowboys, Mountains, and SunsetsMonika Sprüth, Cologne, GermanySolo
2006Canaries in the Coal MineAstrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, NorwaySolo
2006The PortfoliosJuergen Becker, Hamburg, GermanySolo
2006Cowboys & NursesJohn McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz, New YorkSolo
2006Heroines (curated by Dodie Kazanjian)The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met the Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY (through 2007)Group
2006Surprise, SurpriseInstitute of Contemporary Arts, London, EnglandGroup
2006The Other SideTony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2006Jonathan Monk & Richard PrinceGalerie Mezzanin, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2006The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984Grey Art Gallery & Fales Library, New York University, New York, NYGroup
2005Hippie DrawingsSadie Coles HQ, London, England (through 2006).Solo
2005Spiritual America 45 Rivington Street, New York, NYSolo
2005Check PaintingsGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2005Vogue NudesMitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NYGroup
2005Dialogue: Baldessari, Prince, Ruscha, WoolPerry Rubenstein, New York, NYGroup
2005MO(NU)MENTS: Works from the Astrup Fearnley CollectionMuseum of Modern Art, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2005Bidibidobidiboo (curated by Francesco Bonami)Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy.Group
2005Counting the Ways: Word as ImageFisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NYGroup
2005Works on PaperGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CAGroup
2005Intuition Box (curated by Tim Rollins & KOS)Curator’s Office Washington D.C.Group
2005Shadowland: An Exhibition as a Film (curated by Douglas Fogle and Philippe Vergne)Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2004Richard Prince. Sammlung GoetzMunich, Germany (through 2005)Solo
2004American Dream, Collecting Richard Prince for 27 YearsRubell Family Collection, Miami, FLSolo
2004WomenRegen Projects, Los Angeles, CASolo
2004East Village USA (curated by Dan Cameron). New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (through 2005)Group
2004Faces in the Crowd - Picturing Modern Life from Manet to TodayWhitechapel Art Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2004The Undiscovered CountryUCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2004What’s Modern?Gagosian Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2004Biennial ExhibitionWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
2004The Big NothingInstitute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2004Planet B: The Aesthetics of B Movies in Contemporary Visual ArtsMagazin 4 Vorarlberger and Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, AustriaGroup
2004Motorcycles and ArtSusquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PAGroup
2004I am the WalrusCheim and Read Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2004Hollywood BlvdPresenca Galeria, Porto, PortugalGroup
2004Indigestible Correctness IParticipant Inc, New York, NYGroup
2004The Frank Cohen Collection: A SelectionLondon, EnglandGroup
2004Power, Corruption, and LiesRoth Horowitz, New York, NYGroup
2004The Charged Image: from the collection of Douglas S. CramerJoseloff Gallery University of Hartford, West Hartford, CTGroup
2003Publicities, Works from the Ophiuchus CollectionHydra Workshop, GreeceSolo
2003New WorkGlenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NYSolo
2003Nurse PaintingsBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2003UpstateSabine Knust, Munich, GermanySolo
2003La Biennale di Venezia: Delays and RevolutionsPadiglione Italia, Venice, ItalyGroup
2003The Fourth Sex: The Extreme People of AdolescencePitti Imagine, Milan, ItalyGroup
2003Watery, domesticRenaissance Society, Chicago, ILGroup
2003Unreal Estate OpportunitiesPKM Gallery, Seoul, South KoreaGroup
2003Stranger in the VillageGuild Hall, East Hampton, NYGroup
2003Artist’s ChoiceMuseum of Modern Art, Queens, NYGroup
2003Only Skin DeepInternational Center of Photography, New YorkGroup
2003The Last Picture ShowWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2003100 Artists See GodIndependent Curators International, New York, NYGroup
2003Imperfect Innocence: The Debra and Dennis Scholl CollectionContemporary Museum Baltimore, MD; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FLGroup
2003Everyday Aesthetics: Works from the Astrup Fearnley CollectionAstrup Fearnley Musuem, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2002Patrick Painter, Inc.Santa Monica, CA.Solo
2002Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion PhotographyThe Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MAGroup
2002Summer ReadingGagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CAGroup
2002Public AffairsKunsthaus Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2002Short Stories Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2002To Whom it May ConcernCCAC Wattis Instiute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2002The Photographic Impulse: Highlights from the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography CollectionHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2002Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American ArtWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
2002Art Downtown: New York Painting and SculptureNew York, NYGroup
2002CopyRuth Horowitz, New York, NYGroup
2002New Visions of the WestNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, NYGroup
2002TransformerAir de Paris, Paris, FranceGroup
2002Seeing Things: Photographing Objects 1850 – 2001The Canon Photography Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, EnglandGroup
2001Mythic Proportions: Painting in the 1980sMuseum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FLGroup
2001Settings and Players: Theatrical Ambiguity in American PhotographyWhite Cube, London, EnglandGroup
2001Spiritual AmericaAudiello Fine Art, New York, NYGroup
2001Summer Reading Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup
2001TelevisionsKunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2001Art at the Edge of LawThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CTGroup
2001Parkett, Collaborations and Editions since 1984Museum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
2001Brooklyn Academy of Music Photography PortfolioCheim & Read Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2000Upstate. MAK Center for Art and ArchitectureSchindler House, Los Angeles, CA.Solo
20004x4MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2000Photographs, PaintingsJablonka Galerie, Cologne, GermanySolo
2000PrincevillePartobject Gallery, Carrboro, NCSolo
2000Drive: Power>Progress>DesireGovett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New ZealandGroup
2000Arts & FactsGalleria Franco Noero, Turin, ItalyGroup
2000Around 1984: A Look at Art in the EightiesPS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NYGroup
2000Apocalypse: Beauty & Horror in Contemporary ArtRoyal Academy of Arts, London, EnglandGroup
1999Customized: Art Inspired by Hot Rods, Low Riders, & American Car CultureThe Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MAGroup
1999Art in America: 2000Art in Embassies Program, Slovak RepublicGroup
1999The American Century – Part IIWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
1999Horse PlayReal Art Ways, Hartford, CTGroup
1999TransmuteMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILGroup
1998Paintings and Works on Paper 1997/98 and UpstateSabine Knust-Maximilian Verlag, Munich, GermanySolo
1998Richard Prince. Stills Ltd.Edinburgh, Scotland.Solo
1998Richard Prince: Paintings 1988-92Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY.Solo
1998Psychoarchitecture: Richard Prince, Martin KippenbergerAnton Kern Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1998Fame After PhotographyMuseum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
1998Examining PicturesWhitechapel Art Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1998Real StoriesMarianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1998Painting: Now and Forever Part IMatthew Marks and Pat Hearn Gallery, New YorkGroup
1998Dispersal of Pop AbstractionMuseum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
1998Die Rache der VeronikaDeichtorhallen Hamburg, Fotosammlung Lambert, GermanyGroup
1998Emotion – Young British and American Art from the Goetz CollectionDeichtorhallen, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
1998American Playhouse – The Theatre of Self-PresentationThe Power Plant, Toronto, CanadaGroup
1997The White RoomJürgen Becker, Hamburg, GermanySolo
1997Cowboys and CowgirlsEspace d’Art Yvonamor Palix, Paris, FranceSolo
19971997 Biennial ExhibitionWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
1997Birth of Cool: American Painting from Georgia O’Keeffe to Christopher WoolDeichtorhallen, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
1997Someone Else With MY FingerprintsDavid Zwirner Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1997New York on PaperBaumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.CGroup
1996Richard Prince. Maximilian VerlagSabine Knust, Munich, GermanySolo
1996Richard Prince: New WorksJablonka Galerie, Cologne, GermanySolo
1995Richard Prince: PaintingsBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1993Richard Prince: Fotos, Schilderijen, ObjectenMuseum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NetherlandsSolo
1993First HouseStuart Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA.Solo
1993GirlfriendsJablonka Galerie, Cologne, GermanySolo
1992Protest PaintingsMaximilian Verlag / Sabine Knust, Munich, GermanySolo
1992Works on PaperLe Case d’Arte, Milan, ItalySolo
1990Richard Prince: Jokes, Gangs, HoodsGalerie Rafael Jablonka and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, GermanySolo
1989Spiritual AmericaIVAM Center del Carme, Valencia, SpainSolo
1989Richard Prince – SculptureBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (joint exhibition with Jay Gorney Modern Art)Solo
1989Richard Prince – PaintingsJay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY. (joint exhibition with Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York)Solo
1988Tell Me Everything (sponsored by the Public Art Fund, Inc.). Spectacolor Lightboard InstallationOne Times Square, New York, NYSolo