Richard Prince - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 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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The complete set of five colour-coupler prints, on photographic paper, with full margins, the sheets loose (as issued) contained in the original blue fabric-covered portfolio with photographic title image.
all I. 40.2 x 59 cm (15 7/8 x 23 1/4 in.)
all S. 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)
portfolio 57 x 68 x 3.5 cm (22 1/2 x 26 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

All signed and numbered 6/10 in black ball-point pen on the reverse, one signed upside-down, published by Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich.

£15,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £18,750

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019