Richard Prince - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 15, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Kunsthalle Zurich, Richard Prince Paintings, February  2– April 1, 2002;  Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Richard Prince Principal Gemaelde und Fotografien 1977 – 2001, April 27 – July 28, 2002

  • 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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Flip Flops

Cast orange urethane.
1 3/4 x 12 x 4 in. (4.4 x 30.5 x 10.2 cm) each.
This work is from an edition of three plus one artist’s proof and is an impression of the artist's own flip-flops and actual foot marks.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York