Carl Swanson has too many insights into Richard Prince’s art and ambition to quote here. The story isn’t available online. But make sure you get a copy of New York Magazine, if you can, to read it. In the meantime, here’s a nugget on the artist’s control-freak tendencies:
You might think the lesson of Prince’s early appropriation was that all of visual culture was up for grabs, but a few decades later, the clearer through-line to his work is that he wants you to see things exactly as he does.