• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    Richard Prince (B. 1949)

    Untitled (Tire Planter)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Richard Prince (B. 1949)
    Untitled (Tire Planter)
    cast resin on a wooden plinth
    43 x 25 5/8 x 25 5/8in. (109.2 x 65 x 65cm.)
    Executed in 2001, this work is number one from an edition of two


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    The Tire Planter series 'stays fixed in our imagination, as a specific account of a white, middle-class, suburban way of pleasure and destruction, made by someone who knows that way intimately, knows why its terrible, knows why it's irresistibly wonderful, and knows what we can conclude about art, about America and about a self that has to live with both - from the fact that it exists at all.'
    (J. Lewis, 'Outside World', in Richard Prince, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1992, p. 77).

    Provenance

    Sabine Knust Galerie Maximilian Verlag, Munich.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003.


    Pre-Lot Text

    IMAGINATION BECOMES REALITY
    A SELECTION OF WORKS FROM THE GOETZ COLLECTION SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITY PROJECTS


    Exhibited

    Munich, Sabine Knust Galerie Maximilian Verlag, Richard Prince, 2003.
    Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Richard Prince, 2004-2005 (illustrated in colour, pp. 8-9).