American, b. 1949. Richard Prince was popular for his use of appropriated imagery. He fetched works from popular culture and redefined the ideas of authenticity and ownership. His work was subject to many controversies related to copyright and theft. It was during his stint at the Time-Life (Time Inc) magazine that he started to study the archetypes and ideologies of famous magazines like Playboy and from works of advertising and mixed media. His “Cowboys” series featured published Marlboro ads, which he re-photographed and reconstructed. Another work of his, called New Portraits, was composed of blown-up robbed screenshots of men and women from a social media app. Through the years, the line between the American subcultural references that inspire him and the work he creates has blurred.