Bibliothéque d'un amateur

Bibliothéque d’un amateur

BIBLIOTHÈQUE D’UN AMATEUR. Richard Prince’s Publications 1981-2012

autori vari, 2013

ed. Viaindustriae publishing

copublisher Christophe Daviet Thery, Parigi

b/n | pp. 208 | price 25,00 € | english

ISBN 978-88-97753-11-7

This book is not a catalogue raisonné, it instead takes a look at the library of an amateur, an excuse to apprehend this aspect of Richard Prince’s work which encompasses books and the question of the collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the ‘ghosts’ of the missing books. Richard Prince is an avid collector of books, an obsessive one.
This fervor is visible in The Good Life or American/English, where he photographs covers of books from his collection, reducing the book to an image, a simple surface.