Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s publications 1981-2014

This book is not a catalogue raisonné, it instead takes a look at the library of an amateur, an excuse to apprehend this aspect of Richard Prince’s work which encompasses books and the question of the collection and its incompleteness, revealed here by the ‘ghosts’ of the missing books.


Richard Prince is an avid collector of books, an obsessive one. This fervor is visible in The Good Life or American English, where he photographs covers of books from his collection, reducing the book to an image, a simple surface.

(Source: Motto Distribution)


Bibliothèque d’un amateur. Richard Prince’s Publications 1981-2014
Catalogue of the eponym’s exhibition at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, 23 June – 26 August 2012 and at Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, 26 October – 20 December 2012
Edited by Christophe Daviet-Thery and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
Essays: “Do Androids Dream about Kindles” by Vincent Pécoil, “American/English” by Yann Sérandour
Bibliographical notes by Francine Delaigle
208 pages, 11,5 x 16 cm
Viaindustriae & Christophe Daviet-Thery, 2014