Russell Young - Under the Influence New York Monday, March 9, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited

    London, Scream/Bankrobber, Fame + Shame, November 5 - 30, 1997

  • Literature

    R. Young, Fame + Shame, London, 2007, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.
    Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened. Hey, we can't even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or somethin'. They're scared, man.
    They're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em. Billy: Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.
    Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.
    What the hell is wrong with freedom? That's what it's all about.
    Oh, yeah, that's right. That's what's it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it, that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.
    P. Fonda, D. Hopper, and T. Southern, Easy Rider, 1969 


Easy Rider

Silkscreen on canvas. 
55 x 92 in. (139.7 x 233.7 cm).
Signed "Russell Young" on the reverse. 

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,500

Under the Influence

9 Mar 2009, 10am
New York