Gladstone Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by Marc Jacobs in October 2006
Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (and traveling), Richard Prince: Spiritual America, 2007, p. 337, illustrated in color
“I have always liked de Kooning’s Women paintings. It started off with a book of his. And I just started drawing on it...after I did the books, I started to make collages. So it’d be like one of his women on the left, and one of my men on the right…it’s sort of like a trial and error where I’ll put five or six different arms and legs, just trying different rhythms out. Bring this hand down here and crossover. Put a kind of Picasso-like foot. You know, it’s just kind of a new way of dealing with the figure, this idea of the photographic part and the drawing part fused together.”
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