Visual artist Richard Prince has stirred some commotion with his Instagram paintings. Richard took many screenshots from various models, artists, and celebrities from their Instagram and created the installation entitled, “New Portraits.”
Showcased at the Gagosian Gallery in 2014 but talks were stirred once paintings were being sold for $100,000. Because Richard took the original photos and included his own caption and verbiage, they were seen as original work.
What are your thoughts on Richard’s “New Portraits” installment?
Photography by Robert McKeever