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Richard Prince

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Richard Prince 1234 / instagram recordings

12 chronological volumes of 48 pages. Each volume is a staple bind book packaged in a 12 inches (33T) record sleeve featuring one of the 2664 recorded images. So, 2664 album cover variants. Protective transparent sleeve and sticker. First edition of 150 copies per volume.

“This past Spring, and half the Summer, the iPhone became my studio. I signed up for Instagram. I pushed things aside. I made room. It was easy. I ignored Tumbler, and Facebook had never interested me. But Instagram…”

Richard Prince, Bird Talk, richardprince.com

Back in 2015 Richard Prince 1234 instagram account was a new daily dope. Richard Prince had just shown his « New Portraits series » at Gagosian New-York and he had started his new account Richard Prince 1234 on instagram. As its content was ephemeral, I was missing all of his posts, so i got this idea of setting up some automatic recordings. Two years passed away then the account shut down. I suddenly realized I had recorded an historical concert, a « free concert » played by Richard Prince himself. Time has come for an analog conversion and restitution of these 2 years of recordings : 2664 posts gathered into 12 chronological books of 48 pages, each one housed in a record sleeve.