American English
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 22 x 15.1 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size 1400
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 3883757179

American English

Richard Prince

American English


A charming artist's book by a master of the artists' book. Contains smart essay by Prince, "Collecting: Bringing It All Back Home. A Day in the Life of a Book Collector Suggests that the Impulses Behind Collecting are Part Obsession, Part Quest and Part Fantasy." Title says it all. Balance of book is full page images of Prince's world - his book collection, ephemera, and a few other art objects. Gist of title, and of many of the images is the difference between the cover art of American and British first edition books - Boulle's "Planet of the Apes" versus "Monkey Planet," or Jim Thompson's "The Killer Inside Me," and Yoko Ono's "Grapefruit."


No. 33 in "Bibliothèque d'un Amateur : Richard Prince's Publications 1981 - 2014" by Vincent Pécoil, Yann Sérandour, Francine Delaigle, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié. Paris / Foligno, France / Italy : &: Christophe Daviet-Thery / VIAINDUSTRIAE Publishing, 2014, pp. 83, 163.
London / Cologne, United Kingdom / Germany: Sadie Coles HQ / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König,
Condition:  Used