I had to do a double-take when I saw these images on a blog. Turns out it was what I thought it probably wasn’t: Richard Prince pays homage to…Richard Prince.
Richard Prince, Untitled (girlfriend), 1993
Richard Prince, Untitled (girlfriend), 1993 / Richard Prince, Battlestar Galactica photoshoot, May 2008 Interview magazine
An explanation of sorts:
So Richard Prince revisits Richard Prince from 15 years ago. The difference, however, is that we are led to believe that Prince actually set up these pictures instead of clipping them from magazines. I would be delighted, tickled pink, if these pictures were actually originally published in a magazine several years ago.
Another instance of self-appropriation – I wrote this a while ago (that was a self-referential instance) – and posted this picture of Andy Warhol taken by Dennis Hopper in 1964.
In 2006, Dennis Hoppper made this:
Interview scans from fashionartedit.