Stephen Prina, ‘Combat de Taureaux (Le Toreador Mort); and Bullfight (The Dead Toreador) 1864, from the series Exquisite Corpse: The Complete Paintings of Manet’, 1989, Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, New York

One sheet: 26 x 32 1/2 in. (66 x 82.6 cm)
Two sheet: 29 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (74.9 x 153.7 cm)
Both framed

Signature: Signed, titled, dated, and numbered '75 of 556' in pencil on the reverse

About Stephen Prina

Stephen Prina, an artist whose deconstructive and playful approach to culture, art, language, and authorship often begets the label “post-Conceptualist”, addresses the institutions, markets, and historiography that shape our perception of art. Believing an artwork “only has meaning when it enters the social sphere and meets its audience,” Prina’s artistic practice includes installations, performance, sculpture, and painting that centers on what happens to art when it leaves the studio. For instance, he conceived a traveling spectacle for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, in which he mouthed lyrics appropriated from public testimonials by contributors. “His exhibition making can be seen as a kind of overarching work itself,” wrote critic Dominic Eichler. “Certainly, his fastidious and almost exaggerated attention to framing, labeling, forms of display, presentation and cataloguing seem to approach institutional parody without being overtly didactic.”

American, b. 1954, Galesburg, Illinois, based in Los Angeles, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Galerie Mezzanin at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013
2013
Galerie Mezzanin at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013