Sally Saul, Little Dog, 2018. Photo by Matthew Kroening.
Richard Prince, Untitled (Kool-Aid), 2011. Photo by Matthew Kroening.
“Richard Prince’s photograph of a red Kool Aid pitcher dates back to 1983. Almost 30 years later, he revisited the subject for this 2011 painting. Artists like George Baselitz and Pablo Picasso have also famously returned to their favorite terrain—hence the cliche.”
Sam McKinniss, Prince George & Prince William, 2018. Photo by Matthew Kroening.
“This Sam McKinniss portrait of Prince George hangs next to a 1991 drawing by Elizabeth Peyton of Queen Elizabeth at age 16 (after Cecil Beaton). Both are under the heading of ‘British royalty.’ There was some controversy last year when a British minister called out the little prince as clearly being gay, which resulted in a widespread and well-deserved backlash. Sam also notes that ‘memes are today’s cliches’ and George is meme bait for the masses. He also notes, ‘Gingham in summer is mad corny, very cliche’, as his subject in this painting sports a gingham top.”