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Richard Prince

Jawbone, 2016

C-print
18 1/2 × 12 1/2 in
46.9 × 31.8 cm
Edition of 100
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signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in black in verso, on glossy wove paper, published by Karma, New York, the full sheet, 469 x 318mm (18 1/2 x 12 1/2in) (framed)

Richard Prince
American, b. 1949
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Though the quote “good artists borrow, great artists steal” is traditionally attributed to Pablo Picasso, it could well be Richard Prince’s motto. Prince mines mass-media images to redefine concepts of ownership and authorship, a practice he conceived of while working in the tear-sheets department of Time-Life. In his “Cowboys” series, for example, started in the early 1980s, he re-photographed Marlboro ads, cropping out text to generate close-ups of mythical cowboy figures. His “Nurse” works—first exhibited in 2003—were produced by scanning the covers of pulp paperbacks, transferring them to canvas, and painting over the prints. An avid collector of American subcultures, Prince has also turned his eye to biker chicks, Borscht Belt jokes, and Willem de Kooning canvases. “I don’t see any difference now between what I collect and what I make,” he says. “It’s become the same.”

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signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in black in verso, on glossy wove paper, …

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signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in black in verso, on glossy wove paper, published by Karma, New York, the full sheet, 469 x 318mm (18 1/2 x 12 1/2in) (framed)

Richard Prince
American, b. 1949
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Though the quote “good artists borrow, great artists steal” is traditionally attributed to Pablo Picasso, it could well be Richard Prince’s motto. Prince mines mass-media images to redefine concepts of ownership and authorship, a practice he conceived of while working in the tear-sheets department of Time-Life. In his “Cowboys” series, for example, started in the early 1980s, he re-photographed Marlboro ads, cropping out text to generate close-ups of mythical cowboy figures. His “Nurse” works—first exhibited in 2003—were produced by scanning the covers of pulp paperbacks, transferring them to canvas, and painting over the prints. An avid collector of American subcultures, Prince has also turned his eye to biker chicks, Borscht Belt jokes, and Willem de Kooning canvases. “I don’t see any difference now between what I collect and what I make,” he says. “It’s become the same.”

Richard Prince

Jawbone, 2016

C-print
18 1/2 × 12 1/2 in
46.9 × 31.8 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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