(artwork byRichard Prince)
Fans of Sonic Youth may think this looks familiar. With good reason. Their 2004 album Sonic Nurse sported modified cover art from Richard Prince's Nurse Paintings series. I couldn't write a legitimate art review to save my life so I'm not going to embarrass myself and try. I will say I am fascinated by Prince's controversial style which unabashedly takes from other artist's work and morphs it into something new; I am especially drawn in by this specific body of work. I love his use of dirty jewel tones and the fact that his canvas begins with actual pulp romance novel imagery. Dark, creepy, campy. From seductive vamp to near vampiric.