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

Pro Street

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Richard Prince (b. 1949)
Pro Street
fiberglass hood in two parts with Bondo, acrylic, flake paint and enamel mounted on wooden frame
overall: 65 5/8 x 56 1/8 x 6 3/8 in. (166.7 x 142.6 x 16.2 cm.)
Executed in 1992-2002.
Provenance
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Private collection, New York
Anon. sale; Phillips de Pury & Co., 16 November 2006, lot 15
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Exhibited
New York, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Richard Prince: It's a Free Concert from Now On, May-June 2002, pp. 13 and 107 (illustrated in color).

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Lot Essay

"...[Pro-Street] was the perfect thing to paint. Great size. Great subtext. Great reality. Great thing that actually got painted out there, out there in real life. I mean I didn't have to make this shit up. It was there. Teenagers knew it. It got 'teen-aged;' Primed. Flaked. Striped. Bondo-ed. Lacquered. Nine coats. Sprayed. Numbered. Advertised on. Raced. Fucking Steve McQueened" (R. Prince quoted in "In the Picture: Jeff Rian in Conversation with Richard Prince," R. Brooks, J. Rian and L. Sante (eds.), Richard Prince, London, 2003, p.23).

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