SUMMER STUNNER | RICHARD PRINCE’S “IT’S A FREE CONCERT” EXHIBITION AT KUNSTHAUS BREGENZ, IN AUSTRIA
Art world lightning rod Richard Prince brought some summer heat to Austria when his incredible new museum show opened at the esteemed public institution Kunsthaus Bregenz earlier this month. Titled It’s a Free Concert, and intended as a freewheeling celebration of modern American pop culture, the large-scale exhibition mines a wide swath of late midcentury icons including vintage cars for a series of sculptures incorporating the bodies of vintage Ford, Chevy, and MoPar classics, appropriated album cover art ranging from Bob Dylan to 1950s doo-wop groups, vintage pulp imagery, and 1960s psychedelic art to create a visually stunning tribute to the eloquence and arrogance of America and its numerous outlaw subcultures. It’s a must-see show if you’re in Austria of all places this summer, but we can only hope the show gets picked up by an American venue (hint, hint, Larry Gagosian) so the grand display gets some proper time in font of an American audience. Have a look:
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