Richard Prince T-Shirt Paintings: Hippie Funk
Opening tomorrow is another mini-retrospective collection of works from SlamxHype favorite, Richard Prince. Hosted by Salon 94 in New York, who is currently also hosting Rick Owens’ furniture show, Richard Prince’s show, entitled T-Shirt Paintings: Hippie Funk features Prince’s painting, spanning nearly twenty-five years of his work.
Salon 94 describes what we can expect from the new show; “The setting of the show, a raw, un-renovated, former restaurant supply store on the Bowery, echoes Richard Prince’s seminal exhibition “Spiritual America,” which took place in 1983-4 around the corner at 5 Rivington Street.
Casually stretched, messily painted, and intimate in scale, the T-shirt paintings both mirror Prince’s more known work and co-exist alongside it, exploring other avenues of the artist’s persona. The T-shirt paintings vary in theme and style: some contain iconic Richard Prince jokes; some exploit Prince’s interest in hippie and rock and roll subcultures; others are abstract. A handful of childlike animal and flower drawings that normally hang in Prince’s daughter’s bedroom appear together with T-shirts adorned with Jimi Hendrix and the CD labels from his collection of Led Zeppelin albums.”
See exhibition works below.