Artist Richard Prince is probably best known for his series of “Naughty Nurse” paintings that command millions of dollars at auction.

It’s no surprise that the works are based on a series of vintage pulp fiction novels – Prince also has an incredible private library in upstate New York.

A look at artist Richard Prince’s incredible private library

The eclectic collection, which includes everything from Vladimir Nabokov’s own first editions to precious Kerouac and Salinger manuscripts is the subject of a cool new book itself called American Prayer.

Designed to accompany an exhibition at the Bibliothèque National de France, the 600-page volume also features many bits of literary ephemera accumulated by Prince which frequently find their way into his paintings.

So Richard, can we borrow Hunter Thompson’s annotated copy of  Fear and Loathing for a while…..?