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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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Untitled (Girlfriend), from BAM Photography Portfolio I

1999
Ektacolor print, on Kodak Professional paper, with full margins,
I. 23 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. (59.4 x 41.3 cm)
S. 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)

signed, dated and numbered 24/40 in blue ball-point pen on the reverse (there were also approximately 10 artist's proofs), published by Serge Sorokko Editions, San Francisco, in very good condition, framed. 

Estimate
$7,000 - 9,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York