Richard Prince - New Now New York Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • 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


American/English (Naked Lunch)

signed and dated "Richard Prince 2006" on the top of the base
2 books in a Bondo, acrylic and wood case, on an acrylic and wood base
case 2 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (6.4 x 39.4 x 22.5 cm)
base 40 x 23 1/8 x 17 in. (101.6 x 58.7 x 43.2 cm)
overall 42 1/2 x 23 1/8 x 17 in. (108 x 58.7 x 43.2 cm)

Executed in 2006.

This work features two 1959 first edition copies of Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs printed for the American and English markets, respectively.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig

Head of New Now Sale

212 940 1279

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New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021