Monday, November 2, 2009

Richard Prince - on the Photobook

From the catalogue to Richard Prince's 2008 show Continuation, at the Serpentine Gallery, London, Prince has this to say about the photobook.

".... Ruscha, Kippenberger, and Christopher Wool are my main focus. I also have complete runs of Larry Clark, Araki, Robert Frank. A lot of photography books are coveted. Artists' books are just starting to take off. Books by artists like Dieter Roth, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ray Johnson, Ruscha, Kippenberger, Wool, are inseparable from their work. Perhaps a better description is an "extension". A lot of photography books are where the work ultimately exists. There's a kind of photography show I'd like to curate: Roe Etheridge, Peter Sutherland, Ed Templeton, Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller, Collier Schorr... But I'm not sure you need to see 11 x 14 prints of Robert Frank's Americans on the wall."

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