Born 1949 and is 69
He is famous for reproducing cigarette ads and taking out the ad and leaving the photo of the cowboys. “rephotographing”
Richard was drawn to the city by a photo of Franz Kline looking outside his studio.
Richard built his 2nd house in upstate NY called the “mini museum that was bought by the Guggenheim Museum which was sadly burnt down by a big storm.
His first solo show was in 1980 at the CEPA gallery in Buffalo NY.
He has been sued many time for his repurposing other peoples work. A more recent case was when he took screen shots on IG posts and added his comment to it and printed them out.
He has done many series of work and still makes art to this day.