Publisher: Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107738
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated French-fold stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Artist's book by Richard Prince. Essay (in English and German) by Peter Noever. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Catherine Lorenz, Los Angeles. 72 pp., with four-color plates throughout. 8-5/8 x 6 inches.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles and Vienna.
Near Fine (price sticker on rear cover; moderate surface wear and light crease on rear cover near crown of spine, else Fine).
Photographs taken in upstate New York from 1996-1999 are interspersed with the artist's "joke" paintings.
From the publisher: "With 'The girl next door' Richard Prince re-indexes the visual material of the world around him, mixing the contrived imagery of today's media culture with real snapshots to create a sharp vision of our life and times. Richard Prince works with a virtually inexhaustible source - reproduced pictures. He photographs advertisements and magazine pictures, manipulates shots of sunsets or assembles tableaus from picture clippings. And yet, this kind of 're-photography' is not meant as a criticism, rather, Prince is interested in the appeal of the images. He creates a 'second' reality, evoking questions about credibility in the viewer's mind. In this, the act of photographing is an intimate, even personal moment in which Prince approaches the real image as if his object were you or I, or simply 'the girl next door.' The book of photographs of the same title is a collection of a number of electrifying, more recent works by Prince, taking stock of America today with a gripping blend of pre-made media pictures and real snapshots."