Untitled (Hippie Drawing), from In The Darkest Hour There May Be Light

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  • Artist Bio

    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 (Hippie Drawing), from In The Darkest Hour There May Be Light

2006
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet hinged to wove paper (as issued).
S. 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 43/50 in pencil (there were also 29 artist's proofs) co-published by the Serpentine Gallery and Other Criteria, London, framed.

Estimate
$500 - 1,000 

sold for $2,375

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