Richard Prince (b. 1949)
Richard Prince (b. 1949)

Untitled (Labels)

Richard Prince (b. 1949)
Untitled (Labels)
signed, numbered and dated 'Richard Prince 1977 3/10' (on the reverse of each element)
Ektacolor print, in four parts
each: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
Executed in 1977. This work is number three from an edition of ten.
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Richard Prince: Spiritual America, 1989, p. 82 (another example illustrated and exhibited).
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Düsseldorf, Kunstverein; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Richard Prince, May 1992-November 1993 (another example illustrated on the frontispiece and exhibited).
Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Richard Prince Photographs, December 2001-February 2002, p. 26 (another example illustrated and exhibited).
Zürich, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Man, June-July 2004, p. 70 (another example illustrated and exhibited).
New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; London, Serpentine Gallery, Richard Prince: Spiritual America, September 2007-September 2008, pp. 64-65 (another example illustrated and exhibited).

Lot Essay

“At first it was pretty reckless. Plagiarizing someone else’s photograph, making a new picture effortlessly. Making the exposure, looking through the lens and clicking, felt like an unwelling . . . a whole new history without the old one. It absolutely destroyed any associations I had experienced with putting things together. And of course the whole thing about the naturalness of the film’s ability to appropriate. I always thought it had a lot to do with having a chip on your shoulder.” – Richard Prince

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