Why I Go to the Movies Alone.New YorK: Tanam Press, 1983 Stock Code: 145652
First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Prince, "To Glenn, From Richard, all the best". Why I Go to the Movies Alone was Prince's first work of published fiction. Prince is best known for his deadpan appropriations of mass media imageryoften using the technique of "rephotography," or taking photographs of others' photographs. Yet the artist also has a longstanding preoccupation with books as texts and objects, evidenced both by his obsessive book collecting and his work as a writer. Through its meandering vignettes about nameless characters, Why I Go to the Movies shows Prince testing the potential of writing to address the questions of authenticity and perception that have animated his art.
Octavo. Original photographic wrappers, titles to front cover and spine in red. Presented in a maroon cloth clamshell box.
A fine copy.
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