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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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Dude Ranch Nurse

Lithograph with collage and graphite additions, on wove paper, the full sheet,
S. 19 x 24 in. (48.3 x 61 cm)
signed and numbered 95/96 in pencil, published by Serpentine Gallery, London, pale pencil offsetting along the perimeter of the sheet, otherwise in excellent condition, framed.

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $3,750


8 June 2011 New York