Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Meghan Michelle Gallagher
This thesis explores the re-photography of contemporary artist, Richard Prince. Using Lacanian theories of the gaze and of the drive cycle, it attempts to establish desire as the central theme of Prince's work. It looks primarily at the Cowboys, Girlfriends, and New Portraits, in order to combat the dominant perception of Prince's work as critical commentary on contemporary consumer culture.
Gallagher, Meghan M., "Claiming Images: The Production and Preservation of Desire in Richard Prince's Re-Photography" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 679.