RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)
RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)
RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)
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RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)

Untitled

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RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)
Untitled
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
56 x 48 in. (142.2 x 121.9 cm.)
Painted in 1993.
Provenance
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Private collection
Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006
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Please note the correct provenance for this work is:

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Private collection
Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006

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Lot Essay

When Prince hijacks photographs and off-color jokes from their circulation in mass culture and re-presents them as his own, he injects his copies [in the artist’s words] ‘with the element of imagination and thus destablize[s]’ our sense of reality. He takes what we already know–commercial advertising, snapshots of girlfriends, one-liners, celebrity head-shots, pulp-fiction covers–and gives it back relatively unaltered, but forever changed."
– Nancy Spector (N. Spector, “Nowhere Man,” Richard Prince, exh. cat., Guggenheim, New York, 2007, p. 23)

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