Richard Prince Is Selling Conceptual Instagram Art at Gagosian
Appropriation master Richard Prince is selling his latest set of works, Instagram-inspired #regrams of a sort, in a private VIP area at Gagosian‘s Madison Avenue space
The artist is already known for using Instagram as a canvas, and then for getting kicked off the social media site for posting an image of his 1983 work Spiritual America, an appropriated photograph of a nude Brook Shields as a child (the original photograph was taken by Gary Gross). After re-emerging on the site he got back in the game by printing out postings from celebrities on canvas, re-photographing them, and posting them anew to his own feed in his own twist on the #regram (see “Richard Prince Turned His Instagram Feed Into a Conceptual Art Project“).
Now, as per the New York Post, inkjet prints of these latest experiments are begin sold, on 48-by-56 inch canvases, with his commentary at the bottom—comments that are “sometimes just emojis,” as the Post puts it.
Though no public exhibition of the Instagram artworks has been planned (yet), the Pamela Anderson and Kate Moss pics are reportedly going for up to $100,000. One collector allegedly inquired about potential rights issues related to the works, but we’re pretty sure we know how Prince would respond to such concerns.
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