Untitled (check painting) #18

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  • Provenance

    Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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 (check painting) #18

signed and dated 'Richard Prince 2004' on the reverse
acrylic and paper collage on canvas
101.6 x 152.4 cm (40 x 60 in.)
Executed in 2004.

Estimate
£55,000 - 75,000 

sold for £93,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018