Richard Prince - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • 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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Good Nurse

The complete set of 19 collages with offset lithograph in colours, hand-painting and hand-cutting, on wove paper, with full margins, including a starched white nurse cap selected by the artist,
case: 44.5 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm (17 1/2 x 19 x 20 in.)
all S. 43.2 x 35.6 cm (17 x 14 in.)

Harbor Nurse signed in pencil and all annotated 'E' on a label affixed to the reverse of each print (from the edition of 26 lettered prints and 5 artist's proofs), published by Two Palms, New York, all in excellent condition, all framed, with the original natural wood vitrine with drawer and uv-Plexiglas top.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £37,500

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Editions, London
[email protected]
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London 12 December 2013 2pm & 6pm