Richard Prince, ‘Untitled (Three Women with Heads Cast Down)’, 1980, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

Each: 20 by 24 in. (50.8 by 61 cm.)

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Modern Photographs from the Collection IV, November 2001 – May 2002 (another example exhibited)
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography on Photography, from the 1960s to the Present, April 2008 – October 2008 (another example exhibited)

Exh. Cat., Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Richard Prince Photographien/Photographs 1977-1993, 1994, pl. 3, pp. 38-39, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst; Zurich, Kunsthalle; Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum, Richard Prince, Paintings-Photographs, 2001, pp. 54-55, illustrated in color
Rosetta Brooks, Jeff Rian and Luc Sante, Richard Prince, New York 2003, p. 29, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Los Angeles, Regen Projects, Richard Prince: Women, 2004, pp. 108-109, illustrated in color

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, 15 November 2001, Lot 308
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2014
Richard Prince ' New Figures ', Almine Rech, Paris
2013
Richard Prince: Cowboys, Gagosian, Beverly Hills
2012
Richard Prince: Four Saturdays, Gagosian, New York
2012

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Richard Prince ' New Figures ', Almine Rech, Paris
2013
Richard Prince: Cowboys, Gagosian, Beverly Hills
2012
Richard Prince: Four Saturdays, Gagosian, New York
2012
2011
Richard Prince, Gagosian
2011
2010

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
The Times, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2016
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2016
In Different Ways, Almine Rech, London
2015
Von Bildern. Strategien der Aneignung, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2014
Deliverance, Brant Foundation, Greenwich
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