Richard Prince - New Now New York Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Salon 94, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Christie's, New York, March 3, 2017, lot 173
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Salon 94, Richard Prince: T-Shirt Paintings, May 15–June 27, 2010

  • 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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Untitled (T-Shirt)

acrylic, silkscreen, charcoal, paper, t-shirt and button on panel
36 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. (93.3 x 62.9 cm)
Executed in 1998.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $31,500

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021