Richard Prince - Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Sadie Coles HQ, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001

  • Literature

    Rosetta Brooks, Jeff Rian and Luc Sante, Richard Prince, 2003, London, pp. 129, 160 (illustrated, p. 128)
    Richard Prince Protest Paintings,, Skarstedt Gallery, London, 2013, no. 39 (illustrated, p.161)

  • 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 a Distinguished Private Collection


Untitled (Protest Painting)

signed and dated 'Richard Prince 1992' on the reverse
oil and silkscreen on canvas
97.1 x 46.3 cm (38 1/4 x 18 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1992.

£120,000 - 180,000 

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale

London Auction 27 June 2024