A Walker Art Center After Hours preview party celebrates the opening of Richard Prince: Spiritual America, the artist’s first comprehensive retrospective since 1992, organized by the Guggenheim Museum, New York, from 9 pm–12 midnight on Friday, March 21. Nobody takes a good idea and makes it his own like Richard Prince, who has carved his place in contemporary art by recycling, reflecting, and reframing the imagery of others. His unique art of appropriation—from biker culture to car culture, comedians to cowboys, pinups to pulp fiction—redefined the creative process for a generation of artists. Sponsored by Target, this Walker After Hours event features music by Skoal Kodiak; screenings of Claude Lelouch’s 1976 film Rendezvous, featuring a high-speed drive through the streets of Paris, and Leonard Kastle’s 1970 film The Honeymoon Killers, a real-life story of a lonely nurse who joins up with a con artist in New York City; a text-based art-making activity; cash bars; Wolfgang Puck appetizers; and a Party People Photo Booth to immortalize the evening. Tickets are $35 ($25 Walker members) at the door, and are available at walkerart.org or by calling 612.375.7600 (includes one complimentary drink). Save $2 per ticket when purchasing online.
Walker After Hours/Preview Party
Friday, March 21, 9 pm–12 midnight
$35 ($25 Walker members)
Tickets: 612.375.7600 or visit walkerart.org
Save $2 per ticket when purchasing online.
New members may choose one free ticket for joining.
Richard Prince: Spiritual America
Galleries 4, 5, 6
By turns a photographer, painter, sculptor, scene stealer, and recycler, Richard Prince has carved his career by appropriating, reflecting, and connecting American art, entertainment, and pop culture.
Art Activity: What a Joke
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 9:15–11:30 pm
Stencil captions, one-liners, and jokes onto canvases in ribald style. Use pencils, paint, or markers to create your Richard Prince-inspired work of art.
Screening: The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Preceded by Rendezvous (1976)
Cinema, 9:30 pm
Selected from Richard Prince’s curated series “Why I Go to the Movies Alone” for the Guggenheim Museum, these two fast-aced cult classics are full of thrills and chills. A staple of midnight movie screenings, Leonard Kastle’s gore-fest The Honeymoon Killers (107 minutes) is as shocking today as when it was released in 1970. Based on a true story, lonely heart Martha Beck falls for suave murderer Ray Fernandez leading to a rampage of bloody assaults. Claude Lelouch’s Rendezvous (9 minutes) kicks off the program with a nail-biting high octane ride through the early morning streets of Paris shot inches from the pavement.
Performance: Skoal Kodiak
Gallery 8, 10 pm
Join the deliciously distorted dance party in Gallery 8. Skoal Kodiak’s bombastic bass, primordial beats, and otherworldly vocals congeal to produce “the area’s most danceable noise band” (City Pages). Brady Lentzen (bass), Freddy Votel (drums), and Markus Lunkenheimer (vocals, bleach bottles).
Party People Photo Booth
Cargill Lounge, 9 pm–12 midnight
Stop by the Party People Photo Booth to document your experience, then find your face on the wall. View all photos at www.flickr.com/groups/walkerafterhours.