Richard Prince's First Edition of Prints With 7 Original Collages
New York: I.C. Editions, 1991.
Portfolio of 12 lithographs printed by Arber and Son, New Mexico in an edition of 26 with 6 Artist's Proofs, 3 Printer Proofs, 1 I.C.E. Impression, published by I.C. Editions, a division of Susan Inglett Gallery. Each sheet forms a collage of jokes and images printed in subtle shades of white, black, grey, brown, blue. The portfolio is housed in a black cloth box with embroidered "skull bunny.” Signed and numbered, this is #14. Each print labeled AP on verso. Laid in with 7 original collages used in the making of the lithographs.
Celebrated for his appropriation of advertising images and photographs during the early 1970s, Richard Prince began in the 1980s to explore the relationship between image and language, pairing jokes from books and magazine, typically satirical one-liners, with referential and non-referential imagery, mostly cartoons. Prince’s early Joke paintings transformed from monochromatic rigidly composed works into free-floating combinations of jokes and stripped-down layered imagery in the 1990s, as represented in these lithographs, Prince’s first edition of prints. Around the same time, Prince made the majestic White Paintings, with their painterly white texture, spirited whorls, and handwritten jokes.
(No Title) can be found in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Harvard Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
Box: 41.8 x 30.7 cm (16 7/16 x 12 1/16 in.) Sheet: 38 x 28 cm (14 15/16 x 11 in.)