From Gagosian Gallery. A look into artist and photographer Richard Prince’s (b. 1949) private library and his influences, published on the occasion of an exhibition of 20th-century rare books and ephemera at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. Literary excerpts complement illustrations of artworks, showing the influence of the texts and Prince’s book collection, including rare volumes such as Naked Lunch, Jack Kerouac's rolled manuscript for Big Sur, and editions of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita in several languages. American Prayer reveals the source for many of Prince’s well-known series and includes texts ranging from one-sentence quips to longer excerpts.