The press has two dominant themes this week, Damien Hirst’s paintings and Richard Prince’s replacement for the banned Spiritual America taken down from the Tate’s Pop Life show. The Telegraph offers the image above, Spiritual America IV, which replaces the offending work in the show and catalog. Though the first image was Prince’s photograph of a Gary Gross photo, this is an original shot taken by Prince himself. That’s sort of like Damien Hirst picking up a paint brush, no?
The Financial Times gives us a few details on the owner of the banned work. Not at all happy!
Police told the gallery that a prosecution was “likely” if the work was not taken down immediately and the catalogue withdrawn from sale. The controversy prompted the work’s owners, JRP Ringier, the Swiss publisher, to recall its loan.