Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share

Richard Prince

Untitled (Hippie Drawing), 2000-2005

Ink and acrylic on paper
43 9/10 × 34 1/10 × 1 4/5 in
111.6 × 86.5 × 4.5 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Richard Prince
American, b. 1949
Follow

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.”

Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share
Richard Prince
American, b. 1949
Follow

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

Untitled (Hippie Drawing), 2000-2005

Ink and acrylic on paper
43 9/10 × 34 1/10 × 1 4/5 in
111.6 × 86.5 × 4.5 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Richard Prince
Other works from Sadie Coles HQ
Related works
Most Similar