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Interview - Prince's highly readable discussion with art critic Jeff Rian ranges in its subject matter from rock 'n' roll, to folk art, to criminals and celebrities, as well as his experiences and history as an artist. - Survey - Critic Rosetta Brooks examines the variety in Prince's art through two key themes: the notion of artistic 'authenticity' and the artist's construction of his own beguiling personality. - Focus - Renowned photography critic Luc Sante takes a close look at one of Prince's best-known and most disturbing series, Girlfriends, a confounding combination of sexiness and sexism. - Artist's Choice - the lyrics from Fallen for You, a 1992 pop song by singer/songwriter Shiela Nicholls ('I think about you all the time/Walking around the Guggenheim') reflect both the romantic and the unconventional nature of Prince's own work. - Artist's Writings - Autobiography, fiction, observations and confessions make up the selection of Prince's signature writing style, alongside key interviews with and by the artist since 1967. - Chronology and Bibliography

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Rosetta Brooks (Survey) is an art critic and curator based in Pioneertown, California. She is currently a Core Faculty member of the MA 'Art Criticism and Cultural Theory' course at the Art Center, College of Design, Pasadena, California. Formerly editor of the London-based ZG magazine, Brooks authored Richard Prince's 1992 catalogue for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and has written on such artists as Edward Kienholz, Robert Rauschenberg, Sigmar Polke and Victor Burgin. Author's Residence: Pioneertown, California Jeff Rian (Interview) is a writer and professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Nimes. He is an editor of Purple magazine and the author of Buckshot Lexicon (2000) and Lewis Baltz (Phaidon 55s, 2001). Rian contributes regularly to Art in America and Flash Art magazines. Author's Residence: Paris Luc Sante (Focus), is the author of Low Life (1991), Evidence (1992), The Factory of Facts (1998), and Walker Evans (Phaidon 55s, 2001), and is co-editor of OK You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors (1999). He teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Author's Residence: Kingston, New York For his Artist's Choice, Richard Prince is the first artist in the Contemporary Artists series to select song lyrics: Fallen for You (1992) by Shiela Nicholls, a young and little-known singer/songwriter from Essex, England, now based in Los Angeles. Richard Prince is a talented writer, noted for his understated humour and dry style. The lengthy Artists Writings include examples of his fiction (among them, 'The Velvet Wall' 1993, a love story), confessions of a serial junk collector ('Bringing It All Back Home', 1988) and interviews with figures ranging from the novelist J.G. Ballard to artist Barbara Kruger. Artist's Residence: Renssalaerville, New York

Reviews

On the Contemporary Artists Series"The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about."-Artforum

"The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art."-Time Out

"A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists."-The Sunday Times

"Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment."-The Art Book

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