Richard Prince - New Now London Thursday, July 13, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Paul Morris Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 11 November 2005, lot 456​
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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 from the Collection of Jimmy Belilty



signed and dated 'R Prince 86' on the reverse
ink on paper
29.2 x 18.4 cm (11 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1986.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £7,620

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London Auction 13 July 2023