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Nuts - A Guy Looking At Richard Prince At Rubell Family Collection

Happy New Year! Although I enjoyed a couple of days off during the holidays I've been hard at work making new works. I just started a new series of museum paintings situated at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami.

First up is Nuts, a guy carrying a golden handbag looking at Richard Prince's work with the same title from his so called Joke-series, paintings which often show a written joke. Here the text says: "A guy goes to a psychiatrist wearing only saran wrap. The psychiatrist says to the guy, I can clearly see your nuts. See your nuts you nut." I thought the guy with a handbag looking at this particular work by Prince really adds something to it.

Also, within the art world Prince is well known for borrowing imagery from other artists. For example he created controversy by re-photographing four photographs which previously appeared elsewhere. This became a major discussion concerning authorship and authenticity of photographic images, as well as photographic copyright issues. Furthermore the Joke-series question the importance of the unique in high art. To some extend I'm doing the same thing here as Prince, but with Prince his own work. I couldn't think of a more appropriate painting then one of his Joke-paintings.

kind regards, Gerard

G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
17.3" x 14.4" or 44 x 36,5 cm

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