Re-Art (GNX)


Fiberglass, wood, acrylic and bondo

142.2 x 142.2 x 30.5 cm (56 x 56 x 12 in.)

With its thick, acrylic-covered volumes emerging in relief from a two-dimensional quadrangular support, Re-Art (GNX) is a cross between sculpture and painting. At first glance abstract, its shapes recall a car bonnet with an air vent in the centre.

In his installations and paintings, Richard Prince re-appropriates not only the symbols and motifs of the American myth but also cast-off materials and objects, which he turns into surfaces. This is not a real metal car body, but Prince endeavours to reproduce part of its form, making it more abstract under layers of paint and using car care products.

Re-Art (GNX) was exhibited for the first time by the Pinault Collection in 2009 during the major group show "Mapping the Studio" at the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi in Venice.