Richard Prince - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Jablonka Galerie, Cologne

  • 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 (Carmen Electra, Raquel Welch, Pamela Anderson, Jeri Ryan)

Subject to the following, it is our opinion that the present lot is in excellent condition.

This work is comprised of four publicity photographs with felt-tip pen mounted and framed in the artist’s frame. There is a minute distortion in the upper right corner of the photograph of Gerry Ryan. The aforementioned area is attributed to the artist’s technique and therefore not a condition issue.

41 1/4 x 33 1/8 in. (112.4 x 84.1 cm).
Signed and dated "R. Prince 1999" lower right.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $50,400

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York