Richard Prince, ‘"Untitled" (Key to the Second House), Signed Edition of 100’, 2003, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Richard Prince, ‘"Untitled" (Key to the Second House), Signed Edition of 100’, 2003, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Richard Prince, ‘"Untitled" (Key to the Second House), Signed Edition of 100’, 2003, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Richard Prince, ‘"Untitled" (Key to the Second House), Signed Edition of 100’, 2003, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Richard Prince, ‘"Untitled" (Key to the Second House), Signed Edition of 100’, 2003, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Richard Prince, ‘"Untitled" (Key to the Second House), Signed Edition of 100’, 2003, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

Untitled (Key to the Second House), 2003
Brass Plastic, Signed and stamped; Signed and Numbered by the artist on a separate certificate, 100 plus 10 APs,
Pristine condition, never displayed, with original box.
"Key" has iconic Prince Playboy bunny on one side, Dewars on the back. Fictional key to the now burned down Second House by Prince.

Signature: Signed black marker & numbered on certificate

Publisher: Edition Schellmann, Munich-New York / 2003 La Biennale di Venezia, pub.

Edition Schellmann, Munich-New York / 2003 La Biennale di Venezia, pub.

About Richard Prince

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.”

American, b. 1949, Panama Canal Zone, based in New York, New York