Untitled (Girlfriend)

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Christie's, New York, 7 March 2012, lot 86
    Private Collection, Busto Arsizio
    Farsettiarte, Prato, 27 May 2017, lot 475
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Regen Projects, Richard Prince. Women, 18 February – 19 March 2004, no. 3, n.p. (another variant exhibited and illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    Richard Prince

    American • 1947

    For more than three decades, Prince's universally celebrated practice has pursued the subversive strategy of appropriating commonplace imagery and themes – such as photographs of quintessential Western cowboys and "biker chicks," the front covers of nurse romance novellas, and jokes and cartoons – to deconstruct singular notions of authorship, authenticity and identity.

    Starting his career as a member of the Pictures Generation in the 1970s alongside such contemporaries as Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo and Sherrie Levine, Prince is widely acknowledged as having expanded the accepted parameters of art-making with his so-called "re-photography" technique – a revolutionary appropriation strategy of photographing pre-existing images from magazine ads and presenting them as his own. Prince's practice of appropriating familiar subject matter exposes the inner mechanics of desire and power pervading the media and our cultural consciousness at large, particularly as they relate to identity and gender constructs.

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Untitled (Girlfriend)

signed, numbered and dated ‘R. Prince 4/25 94’ on the reverse
Cibachrome print
60.9 x 50.5 cm (23 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1994, this work is number 4 from an edition of 25.

£6,000 - 8,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019