Richard Prince’s publications from 2012 to 2018

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In 2012, Christophe Daviet-Thery and Viaindustriae co-published a catalogue Bibliothèque d’un amateur: Richard Prince’s Publications 1981–2012 .This diminutive, eponymous catalogue to an exhibition, curated by Christophe Daviet-Thery and taking place in Spoleto and Paris in 2012, seems to draw up an inventory of a “book-lover’s library”. But on closer inspection, the individual in question is the same person who designed these books: Richard Prince. Through their varied depictions of miscellaneous publications, Prince’s artist’s books and catalogues have gradually themselves become collection catalogues of other books. The phenomenon reflects an urge to  make public one’s private interior, and by extension, one’s personal life and inspirations.

In 2018 on the occasion of this new edition of Art Monte-Carlo, a set of  Richard Prince’s publications from 2012 to 2018 will be displayed.