Richard Prince

(American, born 1949)

Richard Prince is an American artist best known for his use of appropriated imagery. Prince uses photographs taken from consumer culture—advertising, entertainment, and social media—to probe ideas around authenticity and ownership with his controversial practice sparking debates concerning copyright, intellectual property, and theft within the art world. With a Pop Art style associated with Sherrie Levine, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons, the Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning has also influenced Prince with regard to his painting techniques. Born on August 6, 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone (now the Republic of Panama) where his parents worked for the United States Office of Strategic Services, Prince moved to New York in 1973. While working at Time Inc. (then Time-Life), he began to photograph pages of advertising and identify typologies and recurring archetypes. His famous series Cowboys (1980–1992, ongoing) was pulled from Marlboro cigarette ads, while his popular set of Nurse Paintings (2003) drew from covers of pulp novels. In 2014, the artist once again established his ability to provoke controversy over issues of ownership and content, this time with Instagram. Prince’s New Portraits series consisted of blown up screenshots culled from selfies taken by young men and women on the social app. His works are currently held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Goetz Collection in Munich, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others. Prince currently lives and works in upstate New York.
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Two Pants Suit, 1989

Richard Prince

Two Pants Suit, 1989

Kohn Gallery

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Review, 2010

Richard Prince

Review, 2010

William Shearburn Gallery

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Suddenly A Corpse, 2000

Richard Prince

Suddenly A Corpse, 2000

Maddox Gallery

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Untitled, 1990

Richard Prince

Untitled, 1990

Rosenfeld Gallery

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Untitled (Monkees), 2015

Richard Prince

Untitled (Monkees), 2015

303 Gallery

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1-234-567-8910, 2013

Richard Prince

1-234-567-8910, 2013

Frozen Palms Gallery

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Untitled, 2017–2018

Richard Prince

Untitled, 2017–2018

Gagosian

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Untitled, 2019

Richard Prince

Untitled, 2019

Gagosian

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Hannah C, 2008

Richard Prince

Hannah C, 2008

Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.

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Wipeout, 2013

Richard Prince

Wipeout, 2013

Mark Borghi

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Canada Dry , 2011

Richard Prince

Canada Dry , 2011

Caviar20

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