Richard Prince - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 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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Untitled (set of 3)

2011
The complete set of three foil-stamped prints, on heavy wove greeting cards, folded (as issued), all contained within the original envelopes.
folded 5 7/8 x 8 1/8 in. (14.9 x 20.6 cm)
All signed and numbered 62/100 in black pen on the interior of the card, further numbered in pencil on the original envelope, and in black ink on the brown card portfolio, co-published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany and Foggy Notion Books, New York, all contained in a grey cloth-covered portfolio.

Estimate
$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $1,638

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021