RICHARD PRINCE, 1234-5678-910, 2013
Edition of 50 + 1 AP
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
210 x 300 cm (83 x 118 ins)
Wool & Silk
Custom size upon request
Richard Prince has since the late 70’s filtered imagery from mass media, advertising and entertainment, and through re-appropriation turned them into original works, thereby redefining concepts of authorship, ownership and artistic context.
Applying his understanding of representation and the complex transactions involved in the making of art, he evolved a unique signature that is unquestionably his own. His selection of media and subject matter, as well as his practice of cropping, editing and sequencing images, suggest a uniquely individual logic. Prince refocuses us on the ordinary - he gives it to us repeatedly and in serial form, until it becomes “extra ordinary”. Prince’s deliberate redundancy, and incessant return of the same, plays with our sense of reality. By selecting and re-presenting the already contrived image as a carefully cropped and framed artwork, he brings us
closer to its essential fiction, making it more real in the process.
Prince focuses on themes and iconography that, when seen altogether, express an incisive commentary of present-day America.
Image: RICHARD PRINCE, 1234-5678-910, 2013 (detail)
Prince’s works are in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Chronicler of American subcultures and vernaculars and their role in the construction of American identity, he has explored the depths of racism, sexism, and psychosis in mainstream humor; the mythical status of cowboys, bikers, customized cars, soft porn and celebrities. Prince focuses on themes and iconography that, when seen altogether, express an incisive commentary of present-day America.
Image: RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (1,2,3,4), 2008
Collage and graphite on rag board
61 x 76.2 cm (24 x 30 inches)
© Richard Prince. Courtesy of the artist.