Richard Prince on ‘The Banal Zone,’ Why All Chinese Art ‘Sucks’

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Richard Prince doesn’t pull any punches. Responding to theĀ  Jomar Statkun show at Garis & Hahn Gallery (which this week features “The Banal Zone,” a selection of Prince appropriations produced by a Chinese painting factory), he tweeted: “Just found out The Banal Zone Paintings are from China. I get it now. Maybe Judge Batts will come down on China. Wild History.”

He later added: “Cariou should sue China.”

And then, really getting into the vitriolic swing of things: “Can’t stand Chinese contemporary art. Any of it. It sucks. It’s worst than what Philips flogs. Mao Say Shit” [sic.]