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Richard Prince (American, b.1949)
LOT ID: 91626
After Dark, 2012

Offset lithograph
30 х 26 in. (76.2 x 66.04 cm.)
Signed, Hand signed and numbered in pencil from the edition of only 100
Edition 72/100
Foundry/Publisher Fulton Ryder
Lot description
Note: Consignor is offering complimentary free shipping, packaging and insurance anywhere in the world to winning bidder of this piece.

This offset lithograph was published in a hand signed and numbered limited edition of 100. It was acquired directly from Richard Prince's publisher and sold out almost immediately upon publication. According to the artist's representative it was created on enhanced matte paper - a bright white paper with no gloss - so it yields highly saturated images, while maintaining excellent highlight and shadow detail. It is quite stunning.

More information directly from the artist's publisher:
"It is based on a body of work by Mr Prince - his 'Untitled Originals.' What these are, is the original illustration (most of them from the 50s, 60s) framed side by side with the book which reveals the illustration. These illustrations are original and were made for the cover of the books. ...[this] is an image from a real existing illustration that Richard used to own and was used for the cover of an Agatha Christie novel..." According to his publisher, Prince almost never does editions like these, but he did this as a personal project and will probably not do any others.

Richard Prince spoke about the series in an interview with Russh Magazine: “The After Dark series is another subject matter that’s just starting for me. It started when I met with Marc Jacobs a couple of years ago. I started to come up with some ideas for a campaign and one of the ideas was Louis Vuitton after dark. I also just remembered I had all these After Dark books in my library and what I liked about them was, aside from the suggestion of what that actually means, the books had been written in all these different cities that I would find. I tried to hunt them down and every country seemed to have an After Dark book. I liked the little text that went with it and I liked the font.”

In mint condition; never framed. Ships rolled in a tube. Complimentary shipping, packaging and insurance to anywhere in the world.
After Dark by Richard Prince
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