• artists' book
  • paper boards with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • color
  • 29.5 x 20.2 cm.
  • [240] PP.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 1881616363

Adult Comedy Action Drama

Richard Prince


The largest artists' book produced by Richard Prince, incorporating images spanning his entire cycle of works. Bikers, books, chicks, jokes, paintings, photography, leisure, cars, etc. "Richard Prince's imagery has always exuded a kind of Butt-head cool - a masturbating-in-the-tree-fort, Cher's-latest-tattoo, Playboy-swiped-from-Dad naughtiness, made all the better by swigging a mickey of convenience-store Scotch. But then, for a second, let's pretend we're not up in the tree fort with our pants down. Let's pretend we're aliens in outer space, and are using a copy of Prince's Adult Comedy Action Drama as a travel guide for an upcoming Earth visit. What do we make of life in this America, this strange land of soiled mattresses, '70s Dodge Challengers, palm skirts, ..." -- Douglas Coupland, Artforum, November, 1995.


"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. 145, 152.
"Sand in der Vaseline : Künstlerbüucher 1980 -2 002" by Uwe Koch, Sabine Roeder, Dorothea Klein, Klaus Pohl, Melitta Kliege. Köln, Germany : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 9, 74.
Zurich / New York, Switzerland / NY: Scalo Publishers,