Richard Prince - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, The Other Side #2—Radical Pursuits: Delights in the subversive and sublime, November 11, 2006–February 2, 2007

  • 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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Untitled (Publicity)

signed, inscribed and dated "JERRY LEWIS real CURT [sic] COBAIN real JENNIFER-LOVE HEWITT real ROBERT DENIRO ROBERT DENIRO PLANET OF THE APES Richard Prince 1999" on the reverse of the backing board
ink on six publicity photographs, in artist's frame
each photograph 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
artist's frame 41 x 33 in. (104.1 x 83.8 cm)

Executed in 1999, this work is unique.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $56,700

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session, New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021