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  • "It was time to pay homage to an artist I really like. Some people worship at the altar—I believe in de Kooning."
    —Richard Prince

    • Provenance

      Gladstone Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

    • 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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Property from a Private Collection, California

Ο365

Untitled (de Kooning)

signed and dated "Richard Prince 2005" on the reverse
collage, acrylic and oil crayon on canvas
56 x 47 7/8 in. (142.2 x 121.6 cm)
Executed in 2005.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
$250,000 - 350,000 

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

1 212 940 1250
[email protected]

 

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021