October 25, 2019—January 5, 2020
Mining images from advertising, social media, and entertainment since the late 1970s, Richard Prince has redefined concepts of authorship, ownership, and aura.
Applying his understanding of the complex issues surrounding representation in the context of contemporary art, he has developed a unique signature— one filled with echos of other images, yet unquestionably his own.
An innovator of a critical genre of art history — appropriation— Prince is an avid collector, committed to chronicling American subculture perspectives.
Marking the first museum exhibition of the work, MOCAD will display a series of New Portraits by Richard Prince, featured in the museum’s largest gallery.
Richard Prince: Portraits is curated by Elysia Borowy-Reeder,Executive Director, and is generously supported by A. Alfred Taubman Foundation and Rena and Marc Gardner.