Richard Prince, 'Untitled', 2012. Ink jet and acrylic on canvas. 202.2 x 150.2 cm / 79 ⅝ x 59 ⅛ in. Unique. Copyright: The Artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Richard Prince
Sadie Coles HQ, until 16 March 2013
Sadie Coles HQ off Regent Street presents new paintings by Richard Prince,
the first show in London of the American artist since his Serpentine Gallery retrospective five years ago.
Prince is primarily known as an ‘appropriation artist’, re-photographing pre-existing photographic images associated with American pop culture – notably those with a macho or pulp-fiction bent, like cowboys and biker gangs.
His recent canvases see inkjet prints of such images overpainted in acrylic; the 14 on view at Sadie Coles feature single female figures and his interventions in paint quote both De Kooning and Picasso.
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Haunch of Venison, until 28 March 2013
Dedicated to landscape photography since 1969, Thomas Joshua Cooper travels to isolated areas of natural beauty throughout the world in order to capture in extraordinarily rich detail and tone the flow of water, the spread of tree branches and the texture of rock formations.
Thomas Joshua Cooper, 'Mythic Stone' (Message to E.S. Curtis), Davids Spring, En Geddi, Israel - Shadow Strewn, 1988. Gelatin Silver Print. Image: 43 x 60 cm, Mount: 71 x 91 cm.
An exhibition at Haunch of Venison
shows many works from his career that have not been seen before, including early pieces from the 1970s that openly acknowledge the influence of Minimalist sculptors such as Donald Judd and Richard Serra.
Turbine Hall: Kraftwerk
Tate Modern, 6 – 14 February 2013 (except Sunday 10 February)
Kraftwerk’s most famous track ‘Autobahn’ may have had the refrain ‘Fun fun fun on the Autobahn’, but it has been no fun at all for their legions of fans who’ve been trying and failing to get hold of tickets for their sold out performances in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall from Wednesday.
Kraftwerk (MoMA 2012). Photo + Worldwide 2012 © Peter Boettcher/Kraftwerk/Sprüth Magers
The web page promoting the event
has more text to read about the ticket issue than the pioneering band’s use of electronic sounds and images that have positioned them as godfathers to today’s music scene. If you have got a ticket, or are willing to queue for returns, then you are in for a treat, as they plan to revisit many of their key works in their set.
Jerwood Art Gallery, 2 February - 17 April 2013
Who’s there? ‘Seven Artists in Hastings’
is the answer, in the words of the subtitle to a new show from Saturday at Hastings’ Jerwood Art Gallery. The exhibition features a selection of practitioners whose art is shown across the world, but who live, work or play close to the town.
Mario Rossi, 'Loxodrome II', 2012. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist.
They follow in a line of artists that had associations with Hastings, from Turner to John Bratby RA and Edward Burra. Highlights of ‘Knock Knock’ include Martin Maloney’s crudely painted figurative canvases in bright colours and Mario Rossi’s acrylics, like Loxodrome II, 2008, seemingly inspired by the daily swell of the English Channel on the East Sussex coast.
Sam Phillips is a London-based arts journalist and contributor to RA Magazine