Richard Prince

Rothko's Rooms, 2014


Archival pigment print

11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
Edition of 100
Signed on recto, stamped and numbered on verso

Richard Prince’s application of DVD stickers to his collages serve to associate popular culture with his iconic use of erotic images. The anonymity and censorship of the model, informed by the strategic placement of these stickers, aims to reveal and contextualize sexuality within contemporary Western culture. Prince has included labels for “Rothko’s Rooms,” a documentary about Mark Rothko, and the cult classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” narrowing the chasm amidst fine art and popular culture with this lurid image.