Richard Prince is one of the most high profile and controversial figures working in contemporary art today. His brazen appropriation of the work of others exposes the vapidness of our modern celebratory driven lives, while maintaining a sophisticated critique of American consumer culture. Never far from the headlines, Prince's work questions our obsession with originality and iconography, and what it is to be unique in a world where… Read more
About the artwork
Prince's continued fascination with the totemic role that cars play in America life is evident in this work. The artist has produced several series centering around his love of automobiles, including Car Hoods inspired by specialist magazines, as well a number of car sculptures. This particular print is part of the Upstate series and depicts the clean streamlined forms of a vintage vehicle parked in the American wilderness.