Richard Prince


I'm not sure what to say about the "can" piece. Kick the can. Can do. I can't. Cancan. Can I get a witness? Talking about a witness, I'm not sure anybody was there to see me make it. In fact, I don't think I did make it. Someone else made it. Someone else. There's always someone else. Like when I was born. On the 6th of August, 1949. Two days before I was born, on August 4th, 1949, at Gallery 200 in Provincetown, Mass., there was a lecture, part of the Forum 49 lecture series. The discussion was on James Joyce and T.S. Eliot with commentary by Howard Nemerov and Nathan Halper. The lecture was titled, "The Final Curtain." Two days before I was born someone was taking about the "can" piece. It's kind of amazing when things happen when you're not around.