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Pulp Fiction

November 28, 2012

Richard Prince and the Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, reading copies of The Catcher in the Rye, By Richard Prince

Last week I hung out at Richard Prince’s private bookstore, Fulton Ryder. The store’s shelves are full of Prince’s amazing collection of old pulp novels, and the walls are covered in original pulp cover art. The books tend to favor themes of drugs and sinful lesbian affairs–two of my favorite things, especially when combined—and have catchy names like LSD Lusters, Gay Interlude, and Pussies and Pot.

Sexy drug stuff:

Also casually hanging at Fulton Ryder was the Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, obviously. TPF are a group of girls who hang around with their boobs out reading pulp fiction, as I suppose their name makes pretty clear. Their motto is “making reading sexy,” although I might amend that to “making reading sexier,” as we all know reading is the sexiest extracurricular activity (way sexier than football, which is actually quite violent/scary). As John Waters said, “We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them!”

The girls spent the afternoon sexily reading selections from Prince’s pulp collection, and eating cupcakes. The group generally do their topless reading in public, mainly in parks, as a way of taking advantage of the (rarely exercised) right of women to go topless in New York. This isn’t the case everywhere in the USA—remember the Open Carry Topless girl? She’s the girl who protested New Hampshire’s open carry law by walking around topless with a pistol strapped to her waist. In NH it’s legal to casually walk the streets with a loaded gun in your hand, but illegal to show some nipple. (#America) Thank god for NYC, where we are free to bralessly read romance novels wherever we please.

Anywayz, I really enjoyed hanging out with the TPF because they’re all really sweet, and also because it was just cool to be the most-clothed person in a room for once.

Prince surrounded by topless babes reading copies of his appropriated novel, The Catcher in the Rye, by Richard Prince:

Pulp babes posing in Prince’s studio, next to some art-in-progress:

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  • Reply Samantha Solomon November 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Cool boobs.

  • Reply Christie November 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I kind of wish TPF were less perfect looking, I could never be a TPF girl… :-(

    But on the other hand, I’d personally rather read porn featuring guys.

    Good for them anyway I guess

  • Reply Mikal Skorpion November 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Love those sleazy old paperback covers! And thanks to the TPF ladies for keeping reading sexy.

    • Reply Mahinay December 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      KARLEY. PLEASE.I feel extremely and way too inovvled here but what the hell.I love your writing and sexual endeavors but I want you to get back with Blaine. I will try my best to be selfless and say- you must stop. Think of your future children!I will always love you.

      • Reply karleyslutever December 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

        Must stop what? Blaine hasn’t spoken to me in three years.

  • Reply Julia November 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

    OMG – Can’t believe you got to hang with Richard FUCKING Prince!! I’ve loved him ever since I discovered his Nurses series and plastered my high school art workbook with research on him. He caused me to stand up for what is right and just – when I dedicated four pages to Canal Zone and got in trouble for nudity. Thanks to my determination for Prince, that art class was turned into, and continues to be a ‘nude is not crude’ zone. All parents have to sign a waiver to let their kid in the class, actually. Ugh, so so so jel of you Karley. I want to hug/lick/get shitty with this man. And I want to go back to high school and be in that art class again..

  • Reply emilio November 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    you are the smartest and most brilliant on Earth!

  • Reply jg323 November 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    i like that one girl with her shirt off…but seriously, you should have joined Karley…you’ve got an awesome set of sweater stretchers!

    • Reply Gabriel February 7, 2013 at 5:33 am

      OMG Can’t believe you got to hang with Richard FUCKING Prince!! I’ve loved him ever since I doseivcred his Nurses series and plastered my high school art workbook with research on him. He caused me to stand up for what is right and just when I dedicated four pages to Canal Zone and got in trouble for nudity. Thanks to my determination for Prince, that art class was turned into, and continues to be a nude is not crude’ zone. All parents have to sign a waiver to let their kid in the class, actually. Ugh, so so so jel of you Karley. I want to hug/lick/get shitty with this man. And I want to go back to high school and be in that art class again..

      • Reply karleyslutever February 7, 2013 at 5:45 am

        He’s the coolest. I waxed his car for 5 days at the 2007 Frieze Art Fair. Pretty glam :)

  • Reply EMILY November 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    TBH THE BOOBS ARE COMPLETELY DISTRACTING ME FROM GIVING A SHIT ABOUT THE BOOKS. IT MAKES ME WONDER WHAT THE POINT OF BOOKS IS WHEN YOU COULD BE LOOKING AT BOOBS. AND I AM NOT EVEN REALLY A LESBIAN, AND I REALLY LIKE BOOKS.

  • Reply roberta December 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    What an eloquent … no … What an elegant … no … What an excellent … no … What an excitingly refresreshing way to spend an afternoon.

  • Reply Otium Post Negotium December 3, 2012 at 12:31 am

    This man must be god! Good stuff ^^

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