Why I Go To The Movies Alone
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 29.2 x 13.2 cm.
  • 102 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 093437838X

Why I Go To The Movies Alone

[First Edition / Stated First Printing / Paperback Edition]

Richard Prince

Why I Go To The Movies Alone


Important artist's book by Richard Prince featuring pictorial covers and text interior. "A volume of short interrelated texts which offers an intimate view of an urban world where the characters create images of each other and then the images have relationships. '...Some of it is about feeling like we're someone else...and abou the threats and desires in actually believing we can even think about being someone other than who we already think we are.' The scenes, connected by resonance rather than plot, flow from one to the next through three sections, Cowboys, Mountains, and Sunsets" -- from publisher's catalogue.

"He was almost there. Near the end. One step away form autonomy. He made sure that everything about him look the same and as natural as it had when he first appearance was so unreal that his real reality began to resemble a kind of virtuoso real . . . a very Real capable of instamatic ambience." -- from book's back cover. Book later reprinted by Barbara Gladstone Gallery.


"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 95, 96.
"Sand in der Vaseline : Künstlerbüucher 1980 - 2002" by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl, Melitta Kliege. Köln, Germany : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 73.
No. 6 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. 54, 136.

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Why I Go To The Movies Alone [Hardback]
New York, NY: Tanam Press,
Condition:  Collectible
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