New Figures, 2014

Basel 2015
Two Palms
Richard Prince New Figures, 2014 Detail from a suite of 24 collages with photogravure on Lanaquarelle paper in custom box, edition of 26 lettered A to Z Each: 14 x 11 inches / 35.6 x 27.9 cm In his newest portfolio with Two Palms, Richard Prince once again borrows imagery from mass media, in this case 1950’s era nudie pictures from pulp magazines intended to stimulate the sexual urges of male readers. In making the collages, Prince literally cuts away the titillating bits, revealing a re-drawing of the bits in his own hand beneath. Part homage to Picasso and DeKooning, Prince de-fetishizes the female form and disrupts the male gaze.