Richard Prince - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 29, 2013 | Phillips

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  • 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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Inside World

The complete set of one artist's book with original artwork comprised of black ink, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 1 1/2 x 5 3/4 in (3.8 x 14.6 cm)
S. 12 x 8 in (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
book: 12 1/2 x 9 in (31.8 x 22.9 cm)

the artwork signed in pencil, the book signed, dated and numbered 149/250 in ink on the justification (there were also 8 artist's proofs), published by Thea Westreich, New York, both in excellent condition, the artwork framed, the book hard bound in red linen with slipcase.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $5,625

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Kelly Troester
Modern Editions
+ 1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz
Contemporary Editions
+ 1 212 940 1222

Evening & Day Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm