A slushy mix of art and non-art that I use as references for my own art.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Richard Prince

“When I first started exhibiting these photographs, the reaction was not very … welcoming. Very few people liked them. But it’s funny if I think about it now. People would say, “What do you mean it’s a photograph of a photograph? What are you talking about?” What gave them a problem, I think, was that they couldn’t understand what the actual object was. It wasn’t like a collage. The literalness of the actual, physical object was disorienting. And the thing was, it looked like a photograph because it was a photograph.”

What a smart guy.