PRINCE, LEN, 1953-
Len Prince photographs, 1990-2007

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/r7vzp


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Prince, Len, 1953-
Title: Len Prince photographs, 1990-2007
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1339
Extent: 18 oversized papers (OP) and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)
Abstract:Polaroid and silver gelatin prints of photographs by Len Prince.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift and purchase, 2015.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], title statement, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Arranged and described at the item level by Sarah Quigley, 2015.

Most photograph titles and descriptions were transcribed from the backs of the photographs; transcriptions are indicated by quotation marks.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Len Prince (1953-), an American photographer, was born in Detroit, Michigan, and acquired his first camera at the age of nine from an S&H Green Stamps redemption center. In the early 1970s, Prince studied with Jerry Uelsmann at the School of Visual Arts (New York, New York). His work includes celebrity portraiture, fashion and advertising, nudes, still life, and cityscapes.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 119 Polaroid and silver gelatin prints of photographs by Len Prince from 1990-2007. Polaroids include images of celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Geoffrey Holder, Elizabeth Hurley, Greg Kinnear, and Brooke Shields; male and female nudes depicting gay and lesbian sexuality; male and female nudes wearing African masks; and cityscapes of the New York City skyline. There are additional prints from Prince's "Self-Possessed" series featuring Jessie Mann. Jessie Mann is the daughter of photographer Sally Mann who caused controversy with her collection Immediate Family (1990) which includes nude photographs of her young children. The "Self-Possessed" series is part response to that controversy and part homage to art and artists of the past; many of the photographs feature Jessie Mann dressed in clothing or positioned to recreate works of iconic artists such as Cindy Sherman.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in the order they were received from the donor.


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Container List

Polaroids
Box Folder Content
OBV1 - "Len Prince/Self," New York, New York, 1998
OBV1 - "Self," New York, New York, 1998
OBV1 - "Deborah Harry," Manhattan Brewing Company, New York, New York, 1993
OBV1 - "Madamn," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Jacqulyn Buglisi," New York, New York, 1993
OBV1 - "Coco--Portrait," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Geoffrey Holder," New York, New York, 2000
OBV1 - "Daryl and Darren," New York, New York, 1997
OBV1 - "Roger [Moenks] with Daryl and Darren," New York, New York, 997
OBV1 - "Roger Moenks," New York, New York, 1996
OBV1 - "Roger Moenks," New York, New York, 1997
OBV1 - "Christopher Ciccone," New York, New York, 1996
OBV1 - Untitled photograph of two men sitting on a couch, undated
OBV1 - Untitled photograph of a woman holding a cigarette and looking in a mirror, undated
OBV1 - "Edward Maxey," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Penelope Cruz," Paris, France, 1999
OBV1 - "Village Chiropractic," New York, New York, 1998
OBV1 - Untitled photograph of a man sitting on a bed with his robe open, undated
OBV1 - "Bill Irwin," New York, New York, 1992
OBV1 - "Ginny Sullivan," Bermuda, 1995 [Sister of Peter Davenport]
OBV1 - "Charles Busch The Captain," New York, New York, 1994
OBV1 - "Dereck," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Test for Spotlight Campaign," New York, New York, 1999
OBV1 - "Elegant Bride," New York, New York, 2005
OBV1 - "Elegant Bride," New York, New York, 2007
OBV1 - "Elegant Bride Shoot Produced by Christiana Sadigianis," New York, New York, 2007
OBV1 - "Male Model 'Essence,'" New York, New York, 2005
OBV1 - "Eric--Test for Swayze," Santa Monica, California, New York, 2002
OBV1 - "Westin Hill," New York, New York, 1994
OBV1 - "Paul," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Dovanna," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - Untitled photograph of four men [perhaps a band], undated
OBV1 - "Ruby," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "'Tony'--Torso," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Victoria 'Undergarments,'" New York, New York, 2000
OBV1 - "Tatiana," undated
OBV1 - "Tatiana at Robert Evans's Backyard Shoot," Beverly Hills, California, 2000
OBV1 - "Lloyd Boston," New York, New York, 2001
OBV1 - Wayne Brady [?], undated
OBV1 - "Joey Aras," New York, New York, 1992
OBV1 - "Martha Wash," New York, New York, 1992
OBV1 - "Michelle," 1997
OBV1 - "Chicago," New York, New York, undated
OBV1 - "Chicago Company Shoot," New York, New York, 2005
OBV1 - "Brooke Shields Chicago," New York, New York, 2007
OBV1 - Untitled photograph of a man sitting in a chair and wearing a trench coat and twill pants, undated
OBV1 - "Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz, The Women's Project," New York, New York, 1993
OBV1 - "Sheron," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Peter King Vaccino," New York, New York, 2005
OBV1 - "Elizabeth Hurley, Este Lauder," New York, New York, 1999
OBV1 - "Male Portrait, Asian Project," New York, New York, 1998
OBV1 - "Test, Asian Body Series," New York, New York, 1998
OBV1 - "Nina Siemaszko, Feathers," New York, New York, 1993
OBV1 - "'Feathers' of Nina," New York, New York, 1993
OBV1 - "Andrew," New York, New York, 2004
OBV1 - "Nigel," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Pal Joey," New York, New York, 2009
OBV1 - "Robert Sherman with Hand Model, Body Shop ad," Hollywood, California, 1995
OBV1 - "Barry--Elbow-up," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Darren Gibson," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "S&M Guy," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Cowboy Cock," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Patrik," New York, New York, 1994
OBV1 - "'Trash,' whip and dildo," New York, New York, 1993
OBV1 - "Mike and Jeff," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Casey Siemaszko," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Boomerang Sculpture, McGraw Hill Building," New York, 1992
OBV1 - "Grace," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Madge," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Norman," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Ford Model, 'Tommy,'" New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Ford Model," New York, New York, 1991 [1 of 2]
OBV1 - "Ford Model," New York, New York, 1991 [2 of 2]
OBV1 - "The Right Breast," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "'Cook Better Naked,' David Barton Gym," New York, New York, 1994
OBV1 - "Jose and Louis with Eddy, Tattoo Suits," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "The Postman U.P.S.," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "The Postman U.P.S.," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Molissa Fenley," New York, New York, 1992
OBV1 - "Brad," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "John," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Peter," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Carlos in Clay Box," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Male Nudes, Barry and Madu," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Perry--Skeleton," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Boxer, Rolando," New York, New York, 1997
OBV1 - "Rolando," New York, New York, 1998
OBV1 - "Rolando," New York, New York, circa 1997-1998
OBV1 - "Todd Oldham," New York, New York, 1994
OBV1 - "Tyra Banks," undated
OBV1 - "Tyra Banks," Los Angeles, California, 2000
OBV1 - "Perry with Warrior Mask," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Man in African Mask," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Virana with Mask," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - Untitled photograph of man in an African mask, New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Joey D," New York, New York, 1991
OBV1 - "Oliver with Mask," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "Cady Bunny," New York, New York, 1990
OBV1 - "David Barton," New York, New York, 1992
OBV1 - "Deborah Harry with Giorgio St. Angelo Bathing Suit," New York, New York, 1992
OBV1 - "Greg Kinnear," New York, New York, 2000
Jessie Mann prints
OP1 - Plate #45, Virginia, 2003
OP2 - "Early Morning," Virginia, 2004
OP3 - "Sticks and Stones," Virginia, 2003
OP4 - Plate #58, Cindy Sherman, Virginia, 2004
OP5 - Plate #86A, New York, New York, 2005
OP6 - Plate #41, Virginia, 2005
OP7 - Plate #34, New York, New York, 2004
OP8 - Warhol Series, New York, New York, 2004
OP18 - "Jessie Mann with camera, HBO shoot/self-shoot, Len Prince directs," undated
Other prints
OP9 - "Ralph Lemmon with Mask," 1992
OP10 - Untitled photograph of the New York, New York, skyline, undated
OP11 - Untitled photograph of a nude woman in an African mask, undated
OP12 - Untitled photograph of a man draped in fabric and ropes, undated
OP13 - "For Bill," New York, New York, 1990
OP14 - Untitled photograph of the New York, New York, skyline, undated
OP15 - "Richard--Arms Up," 1991
OP16 - Untitled, close-up photograph of a flower, undated
OP17 - "John Waters Close-Up," New York, New York, 1998
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