Pulp Fiction

Goddess Huntress | Richard Prince: Cowboys

Last Friday, I felt better and had to break out of the house to escape from my lingering sick bug symptoms.  I joined my friend Ondy for some art exposure at the Gagosian Gallery to view the Richard Prince Cowboys exhibit.  Some of you may be familiar with Prince’s Nurse paintings which influenced Marc Jacobs to collaborate with Richard Prince for his Spring 2008 collection for Louis Vuitton.

Richard Prince is well known for being moved by pulp fiction.  In his Cowboys series he takes familiar images of cowboys, blows them up and prints them onto large canvases via ink-jet, then paints the background, foreground, and scanned images in soothing, pop pastel colors. Ondy and I thought it was so interesting how his use of colors created such calm for us, despite the sometimes aggressive subject.

Yep, I geeked out at this exhibit. And yes, that is me zooming in for the crotch shot at the bottom…

Goddess Huntress | Richard Prince Cowboys Gagosian Gallery

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Goddess Huntress | Crotch Shot

While we dreamed about having a cowgirl life walking around the gallery, on our way out we both agreed we’d probably be really bad at it!

 

Comments

  1. I love the colors and the feel of these paintings. There’s such a warmth and masculinity (two things that typically aren’t paired together!). Thank you for sharing your day away from home! xx!

    • Glad you liked it, Erin. I realized when I got home, I missed the upstairs room in the gallery. Try to check it out during its run!