Richard Prince (b. 1949, Panama Canal Zone) is widely recognized for his controversial practice of “re-photography,” notably with his cowboy images appropriated from classic Marlboro advertising. More recently, he has used the formula for his much-buzzed about Instagram portraits, culled from profiles of internet personalities and celebrities. Many of the artist’s iconic pieces - from his nurse paintings to his upstate photographs, monochromatic jokes, car hoods, and t-shirt paintings - were featured in a landmark 2007 retrospective at the Guggenheim entitled “Spiritual America.” Prince has exhibited internationally, with solo and group shows at Gagosian Gallery (New York, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, and London), Almine Rech Gallery (Paris), Sadie Coles HQ (London), Skarstedt Gallery (New York), 303 Gallery (New York), Serpentine Gallery (London), and the Venice Biennale. Prince currently lives and works in New York.