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Richard Prince opening at the new Salon 94 Bowery

May 15, 2010

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A few photos from the opening.

Gallery power woman Jeanne Greenberg Rohaytn is helping create into one of the top galleries in New York. Salon 94‘s new gallery space on the Bowery is opening tonight! Richard Prince’s ‘T-shirt paintings’ will be on exhibit. Being the third Salon 94 gallery and the second in the neighborhood, it seems that Rohaytn is playing her cards right, stop by the opening and see for yourself.

Below are all the details and the press release. Enjoy!

Salon 94 expands with Salon 94 Bowery!

Please join us on May 15 as we debut our new space– Salon 94 Bowery, at 243 Bowery. Two doors up from The New Museum, Salon 94 Bowery’s inaugural exhibition will feature Richard Prince: T-Shirt Paintings.

May 15, 2010
6 – 8 pm

Salon 94 Bowery
243 Bowery
NY NY 10002

Salon 94 is pleased to present Richard Prince: T-Shirt Paintings, the inaugural exhibition at Salon 94 Bowery. The show serves as a mini-retrospective of Prince’s painting, spanning nearly twenty-five years of his work. The setting of the show, a raw, un-renovated, former restaurant supply store on the Bowery, echoes Richard Prince’s seminal exhibition “Spiritual America,” which took place in 1983-4 around the corner at 5 Rivington Street.

Casually stretched, messily painted, and intimate in scale, the T-shirt paintings both mirror Prince’s more known work and co-exist alongside it, exploring other avenues of the artist’s persona. The T-shirt paintings vary in theme and style: some contain iconic Richard Prince jokes; some exploit Prince’s interest in hippie and rock and roll subcultures; others are abstract. A handful of childlike animal and flower drawings that normally hang in Prince’s daughter’s bedroom appear together with T-shirts adorned with Jimi Hendrix and the CD labels from his collection of Led Zeppelin albums. In these works, techniques, genres and subjects collide, finding their commonality in Prince’s fluency between them and in his ability to make them all seem equal. What remains a constant is the “canvas” on which the works appear: the stretched, distressed, ordinary T-shirt with all that this cultural icon connotes.

Richard Prince: T-Shirt paintings is the first exhibition at Salon 94 Bowery, our new gallery, at 243 Bowery, a few doors up from The New Museum. The gallery will be renovated over the summer and will re-open in September with an exhibition of new work by Detroit based artist Liz Cohen.

A color catalogue will be published alongside the exhibition. Salon 94 Bowery is located at 243 Bowery, New York and is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11-6. For more information please email or call 212.529.7400.

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  1. Stacy Trump permalink
    May 17, 2010 11:35 pm

    ###****This old dude needs to move along and retire! I could makes these.

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