Richard Prince - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Artists Space, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2004

  • Literature

    Ars Publicata, Richard Prince, 1994.01

  • 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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Oedipus Schmedipus

Screenprint, on a white T-shirt, stretched over canvas (as issued).
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm)
Numbered 'S' in pencil on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame (from the edition of 26 lettered A-Z, there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Artists Space, New York, framed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $22,860

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023