Six Works: (i-iv) Untitled (Adult Comedy Action Drama); (v-vi) Untitled (4x4)

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  • Provenance

    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Guggenheim, Asher Associates Inc., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst; Kunsthalle Zürich; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Richard Prince, Paintings - Photographs, December 8, 2001 - July 28, 2002, p. 176 (another example of (iii) exhibited and illustrated, p. 51)

  • Literature

    Richard Prince, Richard Prince: Adult, Comedy, Action, Drama, Zurich, 1995, nos. 8, 31, 108, 192, pp. 236-237, 239 (another example of (i-iv) illustrated)
    Richard Prince and Taka Kawachi, eds., Richard Prince: 4x4, New York, 1997, nos. 7, 55, n.p. (another example of (v and vi) illustrated)
    Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books, New York, 2001, pp. 30-31 (another example of (ii) illustrated, p. 274)
    Deborah Aaronson, ed., The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, Photography Transformed, New York, 2002, no. 188, p. 247 (another example of (iii) illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    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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Six Works: (i-iv) Untitled (Adult Comedy Action Drama); (v-vi) Untitled (4x4)

(i, iii, iv) signed, numbered and dated "Richard Prince 1995 4/5" lower right margin
(ii) signed, numbered and dated "Richard Prince 1995 3/5" lower right margin
(v) signed, numbered and dated "Richard Prince 1/5 1997" lower right margin
(vi) signed, numbered and dated "Richard Prince 2/5 1997" on a label affixed to the backing board

Ektacolor photograph
(i-iv) 19 7/8 x 15 7/8 in. (50.5 x 40.3 cm.)
(v) 22 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (56.5 x 42.5 cm.)
(vi) 19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in. (50.2 x 40.3 cm.)

(i, iii, iv) Executed in 1995, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.
(ii) Executed in 1995, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.
(v) Executed in 1997, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.
(vi) Executed in 1997, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.

Estimate
$18,000 - 22,000 

sold for $22,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019