American Richard Prince is known for paintings with erotic and semi-surrealistic themes (such as his famous series on nurses) and his photographs, many of which were taken from campaigns and editorials.
Now, the artist has turned his hand to a new format: Instagram. Richard again appropriates photos found on social media, adding humorous or ironic comments. The whole package is printed on 38 canvases.
Prince's work has been criticized precisely for its appropriation. However, we can assume that this is exactly what the artist wanted: regardless of whether or not we think of it as art, the series certainly grabs our attention and encourages us to reflect on the phenomenon of Instagram and the use of images in today’s world.