Richard Prince - Under the Influence New York Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Two Palms Press, New York
    McClain Gallery, Houston
    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I don’t see any difference now between what I collect and what I make. It’s become the same. What I’m collecting will, a lot of times, end up in my work."
    Richard Prince, 2005

  • 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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Good Nurse

portfolio of 19 collages with off-set lithography, hand-painting, hand cutting, nurse cap in natural wood and Plexiglas vitrine
each sheet 17 1/8 x 15 3/4 x 18 5/8 in. (43.4 x 39.9 x 47.2 cm.)
Plexiglas vitrine 15 1/2 x 11 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. (39.3 x 30.1 x 50 cm.)

Each numbered "W" on a label affixed to reverse; further signed "R Prince" on Harbor Nurse lower right. This portfolio is letter W from an edition of A through Z.

$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $75,000

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Under the Influence

New York 16 September 2014 11am