Richard Prince - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 8, 2024 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Nahmad Contemporary, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Gstaad, Nahmad Contemporary and Tarmak22, Richard Prince: Just My Luck, 27 February - 10 March 2022, p. 5 (illustrated)

  • 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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Property of an Eminent Private European Collection


Just My Luck

signed, titled and dated 'Richard Prince 2021 JUST MY LUCK' on the reverse
charcoal on raw canvas
167.6 x 167.8 cm (65 7/8 x 66 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2021.

£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £228,600

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2024