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Richard Prince

Untitled (Rothko's Rooms), 2014

Archival pigment print
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
Edition of 100
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with the stamped signature as published, numbered from the edition of 100 verso, on wove paper, published by The Song Cave, sheet 279 x 216mm (11 x 8 1/2in) (unframed)

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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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with the stamped signature as published, numbered from the edition of 100 verso, on wove paper, …

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with the stamped signature as published, numbered from the edition of 100 verso, on wove paper, published by The Song Cave, sheet 279 x 216mm (11 x 8 1/2in) (unframed)

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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

Untitled (Rothko's Rooms), 2014

Archival pigment print
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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