Richard Prince - Under the Influence New York Monday, February 26, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Carolina Nitsch Editions, New York

  • Artist Biography

    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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Upstate

1995-1999
Ektacolor print.
23 x 15 1/4 in. (78.7 x 59.7 cm).
Signed, numbered of five and dated "Richard Prince 1995-1999" on the reverse. This work is from an edition of five plus one artist's proof.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Under the Influence

26 Feb 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York