Richard Prince - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | 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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8 x10 portfolio

The complete set of ten photographs (seven in colors), on Fugichrome Professional paper, with full margins,
10 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (27 x 25.1 cm)
signed and lettered `n' in black ink on the colophon (the edition was 26 lettered A-Z and 4 artist's proofs), published by Sadie Coles HQ, London, all in excellent condition, each contained in clear sleave which are bound to the original red fabric covered book with artist's name and title embossed on the front in gold and snap closure.

$9,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,625


8 June 2010
New York