The New Yorker has reviewed Richard Prince’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, which comes to the Walker in March 2008. (For some reason, the review is dated Oct. 15 — three days from now.) In calling the show “seductive,” Peter Schjeldahl, the magazine’s art critic, says this: “If ‘quintessential artist in a generation’ were a job opening, Prince … would be an inevitable hire.”
Doesn’t sound like much of an EOE policy to me. I’m wondering where Schjeldahl is placing these generational boundaries. You’d certainly be hard-pressed to find a more eclectic artist. The show spans photography, painting, sculpture, illustration, installation, text pieces, pop art, abstractions — all with several incarnations.
Inevitability notwithstanding, I can think of a few names at least deserving peeks at the phantom job listing. Any suggestions on others who should apply?