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

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  • Provenance

    Maximilian Verlag Sabine Knust, Munich

  • Exhibited

    Kunsthaus Zurich, November 17, 2000 - January 21, 2001 and Hamburger Kunsthalle, February 16 - May 6, 2001, HYPERMENTAL: RAMPANT REALITY 1950-2000 FROM SALVADOR DALI to JEFF KOONS (another example exhibited; five works illustrated, p. 127); Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Richard Prince, November 22, 2004 - May 7, 2005 (another example exhibited; illustrated, pp. 137-141)

  • Literature

    R. Rugoff, "Yard Work: Richard Prince's 'Upstate'", ArtForum, September 2000

  • 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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10 Ektacolor prints with colphon and original portfolio case.
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm) each.
Signed, numbered of eight and dated "Richard Prince 1998" on the reverse of each. This work is from an edition of eight plus four artist's proofs.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York