Richard Prince is an important artist born in the 1950s. His re-photography works are quite controversial. However, as for Richard Prince, re-photography is just the way to practice his works of art although these art works are often labeled as "photography" in that time. Indeed, it is necessary for him to accomplish his art works by using re-photography (a pure skill) rather than intentionally completing a photographic work. From the perspective of social and cultural criticism, Prince’s works are not so obscure and rebellious. His art works are mainly concerned with media, advertising and personal identity in the modern society. A series of controversies around Prince reflect the conflict of different tastes between the masses and the elite.
Richard Prince, re-photograph, post-modernism
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