Acrylic and collage on canvas

183 x 518.2 cm (72 1/16 x 204 in.) (each) Overall dimensions: 365.8 x 518.2 cm (144 x 204 in.)

Capital letters outlined in black run across the middle of the canvas from one edge to the other. They are hard to read on the mottled grey-black camouflage background. The text’s meaning is lost amidst the many spots of paint, but a humorous statement can be recognized when reading it.

The work belongs to the series of Joke Paintings that Richard Prince has been working on for decades. Jokes in capital letters are written in standard format in the middle of a canvas, first on a monochrome background before moving on to other motifs that make the text hard to read. This evolution highlights the artist's ironic disinterest in the meaning of the text, already characterised by its banality, which he chooses to reproduce.

Prince's Untitled was first presented by the Pinault Collection at the major group show "Mapping the Studio" in 2009 at the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi in Venice.