Monday, 27 July 2015

Art for Art's Sake. Or perhaps cash...

That'll be $90,000 please, thank you!

That's how much people are paying for Richard Prince's art. Well, if you consider it actually art. His art. You see, he takes images from other people on Instagram, adds a few 'comment' words, then prints them up big and sells the result. Intrigued, I went along to see his gallery show in London. Four pages of BS hand-out written by the artist doesn't really convince me to his cause. Although his chosen images are strong, you can't escape the fact they aren't his. But I guess it's true his artistic vision has arguably brought these images to public view, when otherwise they would be lost. A grey disturbing area indeed. If you like this kind of art, save yourself $89,950 and print one of your own choosing from your own screen print of other peoples art, like from Richard Prince's own web site. Now wouldn't that be ironic...


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