Early Photographs 1977-1979
Edition : First / New York / Skarstedt / 2002 / Softcover. / Near Fine
Large Oblong 8vo, 48pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates. Text in English.
“These early Prince photographs initiated Prince’s exploration of authorship and the original; ideas that were prevalent in the critical discourse of the late 70’s, and perhaps even more so today. By manipulating the means and products of mass media, Prince gives his viewers a glimpse of American culture as directed towards middle-class consumers. His appropriations of living rooms, watches, and sophisticated couples and individuals turn the informative nature of the original advertisement into cultural indicators of a borrowed and fictional representation.”