Richard Prince, ‘THREE PIECE SET- (2) Richard Prince 2016 High Times Magazines, (1) Rolling Papers, "High Times Covers", Curated by Richard Prince, BLUM & POE LA,’, 2016, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Richard Prince, ‘THREE PIECE SET- (2) Richard Prince 2016 High Times Magazines, (1) Rolling Papers, "High Times Covers", Curated by Richard Prince, BLUM & POE LA,’, 2016, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

HIGH TIMES, CURATED BY RICHARD PRINCE AT BLUM & POE LOS ANGELES,
(2) Richard Prince 2016 High Times Magazines, (1) Rolling Papers, custom Rolling Papers with printed image/signature (inside) .

Blum & Poe
2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034
July 26-30, 2016

July 26, Blum & Poe opens HIGH TIMES, curated by Richard Prince, an exhibition of HIGH TIMES covers dating from 1974 to 2014. Prince has been working with HIGH TIMES, the glossy marijuana-centric periodical, on a special issue for September 2016—the Trippy issue, which includes drawings from his late 1990s/early 2000s series Hippie Drawings. Prince has also collaborated with the magazine to produce rolling papers and a new marijuana strain to accompany the issue’s release (NOT INCLUDED). The Trippy issue was available at Blum & Poe during the exhibition of historical covers.

Condition: MINT

Signature: Signed in print

Publisher: Blum & Poe, CA

Blum & Poe, CA

About Richard Prince

Though the quote “good artists borrow, great artists steal” is traditionally attributed to Pablo Picasso, it could well be Richard Prince’s motto. Prince mines mass-media images to redefine concepts of ownership and authorship, a practice he conceived of while working in the tear-sheets department of Time-Life. In his “Cowboys” series, for example, started in the early 1980s, he re-photographed Marlboro ads, cropping out text to generate close-ups of mythical cowboy figures. His “Nurse” works—first exhibited in 2003—were produced by scanning the covers of pulp paperbacks, transferring them to canvas, and painting over the prints. An avid collector of American subcultures, Prince has also turned his eye to biker chicks, Borscht Belt jokes, and Willem de Kooning canvases. “I don’t see any difference now between what I collect and what I make,” he says. “It’s become the same.”

American, b. 1949, Panama Canal Zone, based in New York, New York