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  • Provenance

    Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Simon Lee Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above 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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Untitled (Almost Original)

2006
two original illustrations: graphite on paper and oil on cardboard in artist’s metal frame
124 x 134 cm (48 7/8 x 52 3/4 in)
Signed and dated ‘Richard Prince 2006’ on the reverse.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £85,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

11 October 2012
London