From the Moral Essays Portfolio, 1986

Works On Paper

Ink on paper.

12.00 x 18.00 in

30.5 x 45.7 cm

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    Known for his "appropriation art" critiquing American culture, artist and collector Richard Prince began examining mainstream humor with his Moral Essays Portfolio in 1986 and continued to develop his Joke paintings, often paired with disparate images. His first joke, written in pencil on paper, said, "I went to see a psychiatrist. He said 'tell me everything,' I did, and now he's doing my act."

    This joke, handwritten in ink is also about a psychiatrist: "The mother took her incorrigible son to the psychiatrist. 'Does he seem to feel insecure?' asked the doctor. 'No,' the mother replied, 'but everyone else in the neighborhood does.'" Prince makes no apology for reusing others' jokes, understanding that the nature of a joke is for it to be shared.

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    • Frame has multiple scuffs and splitting corners
    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 15.00" x 21.00".
    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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