Essay by Jose Lebrero Stals.
Malaga: Museo Picasso, 2012.
4to.; 224pp; illustrated in color and black and white; beige cloth stamped in black; pictorial band; fine.
First edition. Richard Prince approaches the subject of Pablo Picasso in an exhibition of 116 works that include paintings, collages and photo-collages that the artist has produced over the last two years, along with a selection of graphite, watercolours on paper and a pencil drawing from the 1970s.
Prince approaches the subject of Picasso in this exhibition by using a tactic of radical cannibalisation of the artist, causing the spectator to feel somewhat alienated and warning us to revise our perceptions and conventional views on the desire.
The artist himself cooperated in the publication of this catalogue, which is printed in Spanish and English and illustrated throughout. During the layout process, Prince proposed a rhythm based on a series of successive images that guides the reader towards the key features that make sense of the set of works on display in Malaga.