• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2557

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    8 May 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)

    Untitled (cowboys)

    Price Realised  


    RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)
    Untitled (cowboys)
    Ektacolor photograph mounted on board
    image: 40 x 28¼ in. (101.6 x 71.8 cm.)
    sheet: 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)
    Executed in 1992. This work is number two from an edition of two.

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    "The image of the cowboy is so familiar in American iconology that it has become almost invisible through its normality. And yet the cowboy is also the most sacred and masklike of cultural figures. In both a geogrphical and cultural sense, a cowboy is an image of endurance itself, a sterotypical symbol of American cinema. He is simultaneously the wanderer and the mythological symbol of social mobility. Even today, the image of the cowboy has not lost its luster" --Rosetta Brooks, 'Spiritual America,' 1992.


    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1992

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Evelyn D. Haas