Peter Schjeldahl on Richard Prince’s show of Instagram-inspired art:
“Possible cogent responses to the show include naughty delight and sincere abhorrence. My own was something like a wish to be dead—which, say what you want about it, is the surest defense against assaults of postmodernist attitude. Come to think of it, death provides an apt metaphor for the pictures: memento mori of perishing vanity.”
Richard Prince. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photographs by Robert McKeever.
Untitled by Richard Prince
Jean Cocteau, 1960