NEW BOOK !
Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s Publications 1981-2014.
Christophe Daviet-Thery, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié (Eds.).
&: Christophe Daviet-Thery & VIAINDUSTRIAE publishing.
Catalogue of Richard Prince’s exhibition at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, 23 June – 26 August 2012 and at &: Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, 26 October – 20 December 2012
Edited by Christophe Daviet-Thery and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
Essays: “Do Androids Dream about Kindles” by Vincent Pécoil, “American/English” by Yann Sérandour
Bibliographical notes: Francine Delaigle
Design: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
This book is not a catalogue raisonné, instead it takes a look at the library of an amateur. It is an excuse to examine this aspect of Richard Prince’s work, which encompasses books, and the question of the collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the ‘ghosts’ of the missing books.
Richard Prince is an avid and obsessive collector of books.
This fervor is visible in The Good Life or American/English, where he photographs covers of books from his collection, reducing the book to an image, a simple surface.