Even cowboys get the blues

Richard Prince

AGNSW collection Richard Prince Untitled (cowboy) (1980-1989) L2011.45
AGNSW collection Richard Prince Untitled (cowboy) (1980-1989) L2011.45

"I got a job in the tear-sheets department, ripping up magazines like People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and Time, and delivering the editorial pages.... I started looking at the ads very carefully.... So I began to use a camera to make fake photographs of the ads. By re-photographing a magazine page and then developing the film in a cheap lab, the photos came out very strange. They looked like they could be my photos, but they weren’t." - Richard Prince

Note:

Tear Sheet, Original Marlboro Ad

AGNSW collection Robert Ashton Marlboro country (1974, printed 1994) 482.1994
AGNSW collection Robert Ashton Marlboro country (1974, printed 1994) 482.1994

About Me:

I am… an independent curator and writer.
Currently working on… an exhibition with photographer Matt Johnson.