Richard Prince, famed for his paintings and photo appropriation, has not limited his acquisitiveness to muscle cars and Marlboro ads. He also appears to have appropriated a townhouse at 55 East 78th Street.
The five-bedroom brownstone has been purchased for $13.75 million by Noel’s Egg LLC., according to city records. Noel’s (Mr. Prince’s wife’s name) Egg is registered to an address that matches Mr. Prince’s upstate New York studio at 151 Righter Road in Rensselaerville, N.Y.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that Richard Prince may proceed with his appeal of a March decision that mandated he must destroy tens of millions of dollars in art work said to violate the copyright of photojournalist Patrick Cariou.
The swans in Town Pond paddled on serenely, unfazed by the crowds filing up James Lane toward Guild Hall. The birds, evidently, are accustomed to such revelry. The event, last Saturday, was a celebration of Richard Prince’s exhibition “Covering Pollock,” currently on display at the Hall’s gallery. The work, Mr. Prince’s latest, consists of black-and-white photographs of Jackson Pollock obscured by images of models, ’80s punk stars and various forms of old-school erotica. Inside, groups of curious viewers—some of them peering over their spectacles at the prints—made polite banter about the graphic images.
Friday night, East Hampton’s finest gathered to celebrate the art of Richard Prince, whose collection “Covering Pollock” is currently on exhibition at the town’s cultural center, Guild Hall. The evening went on to honor Martha Stewart and her contributions to the institution.
The event was emceed by Alec Baldwin and deejayed by Alexandra Richards, the Read More
In the case in which art superstar Richard Prince and his agent, megadealer Larry Gagosian, and Mr. Gagosian’s gallery were all found to have jointly infringed the copyrighted images of photographer Patrick Cariou, their appeal of the U.S. District Court’s March decision is having some trouble getting off the ground.
That’s because Mr. Cariou has Read More
“DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DO an evil laugh?” asked the 10-year-old son of artist Lee Quinones, standing last Friday in the packed and tiny Eric Firestone gallery, an art space slotted in a nook between East Hampton fashion stores.
The sun had not yet gone down and the attendees had dragged their kids, pets Read More
It wasn’t all that long ago that Richard Prince was an artist respected by curators and a few collectors who was largely overlooked by the art market. (He was best known for his 1983 Spiritual America, an unauthorized “re-photograph” of an nude, underage Brooke Shields.) A serious mid-career show at the Whitney in 1992 was Read More
Clichés die hard and slow, mainly because most people simplify things in order to process them. When it comes to art collecting, people love to talk up the storied collectors of old to give hope to new art buyers. Consider the oft-told tale of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a retired postal clerk and an ex-librarian Read More
When Jeff Koons closed on his six-story uptown townhouse this March, it had taken the kitschy genius two whole years to finish the deal. Richard Prince is quicker: According to a deed filed in city records Thursday, he just spent $11.5 million on a nearby townhouse only a month and a Read More
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