© Richard Prince
Sammlung Goetz

Richard Prince

Richard Prince appropriates foreign imagery by citing, photographing or painting over it. His artworks give these foreign worlds a new context. The exhibition in Sammlung Goetz presented an overview of the American artist's oeuvre with over 50 artworks from nearly all phases.

Born in 1949, Richard Prince now works in New York. He developed his characteristic style in the 1970s. Working at a temporary job in an image archive, he photographed the images in advertisements. He then created series of these images, all with the same motive, such as the pairs in Untitled (couple) (1977).
His best known work group, which is also his 'trademark', is Untitled Cowboys from the Marlboro campaign, which has developed from 1980 on.
In circa 1984, Prince began to group photos in 'gangs', such as in Criminals and Celebrities (1986) or Creative Evolution (1984/85). The visual appearance of these can be compared to a highly enlarged contact print from a photo lab. In addition, he deals with the rites of the biker scene. In his series Girlfriends, he uses private photos from biker magazines, in which half-naked girls have suggestively draped themselves over motorcycles.
Prince's Joke-Paintings, which he has created since the mid-1980s, form a large work complex in the Sammlung Goetz holdings. They are based on jokes that the artist finds in magazines and newspapers. In the beginning, he writes them by hand on small pieces of paper. Later, he transfers the texts and cartoons onto huge canvases. The pretty nurses in the Nurse Paintings, such as Aloha Nurse and Surgical Nurse from 2002 are motifs that signify longing and are derived from cheap novels of the 1950s.

Richard Prince

168 pages, 100 ill., hardcover
2004, Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz GmbH, Hamburg
ISBN 3-9808063-4-0
€ 15,00

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© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD Kunst, Bonn, photo: Thomas Dashuber

Imi Knoebel

Sammlung Goetz

Autumn/Winter 2021

The Sammlung Goetz honors the artist Imi Knoebel on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a retrospective exhibition. The entire spectrum of Knoebel’s artistic oeuvre will be presented, starting with his black and white photographs from the 1960s to his collages made of multicolored paper and his objects cast in concrete and ending with his most recent paintings in acrylic on aluminum. The presentation also includes Knoebel’s geometrical, minimalist works as well as his expressive paintings from the 1980s, which have rarely been shown until now.

© Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten. Works

Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

Autumn/Winter 2021

The American artist Barbara Kasten has created an impressive artistic oeuvre over her career spanning from the 1970s to the present. At the center of Kasten’s work are her abstract, geometric color photographs from the 1980s, which explore the interplay of light and dark and afford new spatial experiences. The Sammlung Goetz, which has extensive holdings of works by Kasten, is mounting the artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. A selection of the extensive retrospective will be on view in the Sammlung Goetz in Munich.

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