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Richard Prince - Untitled (Sunset)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Richard Prince - New Figures
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Richard Prince - Untitled (Movies)
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Richard Prince - Untitled (Protest Painting)
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 150.000 - 200.000 USD
Realised: 138.600 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled [Four Works]
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 200.000 - 300.000 USD
Realised: 296.100 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled (three men\'s hands with watches) [Three Works]
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 100.000 - 150.000 USD
Realised: 88.200 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled (Publicity)
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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, New York
March 2024
Phillips, 11 -
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Richard Prince - Just My Luck
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
March 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 100.000 - 150.000 GBP
Realised: 228.600 GBP
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Richard Prince - The Velvet Beach
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New Now
March 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 USD
Realised: 25.400 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled Joke T-shirt Painting (\
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New Now
March 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 45.000 - 55.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Richard Prince - Two works: (i-ii) Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, New York
December 2023
Phillips, 7 -
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 5.334 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled (12 string)
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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, New York
December 2023
Phillips, 7 -
Est.: 18.000 - 25.000 USD
Realised: not available
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The artist Richard Prince

  • Contemporary US artist who is considered a pioneer of appropriation art.
  • His work sparked heated debates about copyright and intellectual property in the art scene.
  • The series »Cowboys« (1980-1992) is one of his best-known works.

Born on 6 August 1949 in what was then the Panama Canal Zone, Richard Prince is a painter and photographer whose work is classified as Appropriation Art. After not completing his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, Prince moved to New York City in 1973 and took a job at the magazine publisher Time Inc. Here he became involved with media observation and concept art, two practices that influenced his art. In addition, his painting technique was influenced by Willem de Kooning, an important representative of abstract expressionism and a pioneer of action painting. With similarities to pieces by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, among others, Prince's style was reminiscent of Pop Art, but through his photographing and reusing, he became a pioneer and one of the main representatives of appropriation art in the 1980s.

Prince often photographed images from advertising and entertainment, for example, with altered cropping and varied their graininess or colour, and then republished them. He himself calls this form of appropriation »rephotographing«. His best-known work is the series called Cowboys, which is based on the advertising campaign of the cigarette brand Marlboro and shows photographed excerpts of their advertising images (originally produced by the photographer Hannes Schmid). In 1986 he began his Jokes series, in which he dealt with the sexual fantasies and sexual frustration of the white middle class in the USA. To this end, he wrote jokes on a monochrome-primed canvas and often added drawings, paintings or cartoons.

With his appropriation art, Prince repeatedly pushed legal boundaries and sparked debates about copyright, intellectual property and theft. It was not only his Cowboys series that drew repeated criticism for these reasons. In 2015, he faced a wave of indignation when he photographed various Instagram pictures, enlarged them and sold them for 90,000 US dollars each without asking the owners for permission or giving them a share of the profits. Nevertheless, his work is coveted by art lovers: at an auction at Sotheby's in New York in November 2007, a picture from his Cowboys series sold for 3.4 million US dollars, making it the highest-priced single photograph ever sold.

In 1988, Prince's artwork was part of the Venice Biennale and in 1992 of documenta 9. His art has also been included in various solo exhibitions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) in 1992, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (California) in 1993, the Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo) in 2006 and Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria) in 2014. In addition, his work is part of the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Collection (Boston), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Richard Prince lives and works in New York.

Der Künstler Richard Prince

  • Zeitgenössischer US-amerikanischer Künstler, der als Vorreiter der Appropriation Art gilt.
  • Sorgte in der Kunstszene mehrfach für Debatten über Urheberrechte und geistiges Eigentum.
  • Die Serie »Cowboys« (1980-1992) zählt zu seinen bekanntesten Arbeiten.

Der am 06.08.1949 in der damaligen Panamakanalzone geborene Richard Prince ist ein Maler und Fotograf, dessen Werke der Appropriation Art zugeordnet werden. Nach einem nicht abgeschlossenen Studium am San Francisco Art Institute zog Prince im Jahre 1973 nach New York City und fing einen Job beim Zeitschriftenverlag Time Inc. an. Hier befasste er sich mit Medienbeobachtung und Concept Art, zwei Praktiken, die auf seine Kunst Einfluss nahmen. Zudem wurde seine Maltechnik von Willem de Kooning, einem bedeutenden Vertreter des abstrakten Expressionismus und Wegbereiter des Action Paintings, beeinflusst. Mit Ähnlichkeit zu Werken von u. a. Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons erinnerte Princes Stil zwar an die Pop-Art, durch sein Abfotografieren und Wiederverwenden wurde er in den 1980ern jedoch zum Vorreiter und einer der Hauptvertreter der Appropriation Art.

So lichtete Prince häufig Bilder aus Werbung und Unterhaltung beispielweise mit verändertem Ausschnitt ab und variierte ihre Körnigkeit oder Farbe, um sie dann wieder zu veröffentlichen. Diese Form der Aneignung nennt er selbst „re- oder wiederfotografieren“. Seine bekannteste Arbeit ist die Serie mit Namen Cowboys, die auf der Werbekampagne der Zigarettenmarke Marlboro fußt und fotografierte Ausschnitte ihrer Werbebilder (im Original vom Fotografen Hannes Schmid gefertigt) zeigt. 1986 begann er mit seiner Jokes Serie, in welcher er sich inhaltlich mit den sexuellen Fantasien und der sexuellen Frustration der weißen Mittelklasse Amerikas auseinandersetzt. Zu diesem Zweck schrieb er Witze auf eine monochrom grundierte Leinwand und fügte des Öfteren Zeichnungen, Malereien oder Cartoons hinzu.

Mit seiner Appropriation Art stieß Prince wiederholt an rechtliche Grenzen und entfachte Debatten über Urheberrecht, geistiges Eigentum und Diebstahl. So sorgte nicht nur seine Serie Cowboys aus diesen Gründen immer wieder für Kritik. Zuletzt sah er sich einer Welle der Entrüstung gegenüber, als er 2015 diverse Instagram-Bilder abfotografierte, vergrößerte und sie für 90.000 US-Dollar das Stück verkaufte, ohne die Eigentümer und Eigentümerinnen um Erlaubnis zu bitten oder sie am Gewinn zu beteiligen. Gleichwohl ist seine Arbeit bei Kunstliebenden begehrt: Auf einer Auktion bei Sotheby’s in New York wurde ein Bild seiner Cowboys Serie im November 2007 für 3,4 Millionen US-Dollar versteigert und damit zum hochpreisigsten Einzelfoto, das je verkauft wurde.

1988 waren Princes Werke Teil der Biennale von Venedig und 1992 von der documenta 9. Seine Kunst war außerdem in diversen Einzelausstellungen zu sehen, darunter 1992 im Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), 1993 im San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Kalifornien), 2006 im Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo) und 2014 im Kunsthaus Bregenz (Österreich). Darüber hinaus gehören seine Arbeiten zu den öffentlichen Sammlungen des Museum of Fine Arts Collection (Boston), des Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), des Museum of Modern Art (New York), des Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas) und des Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Richard Prince lebt und arbeitet in New York.

Richard Prince - The Way She Looks in the Morning
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21st Century Evening Sale
November 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.500.000 - 3.500.000 USD
Realised: 2.712.000 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled
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21st Century Evening Sale
November 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 800.000 - 1.200.000 USD
Realised: 756.000 USD
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Richard Prince - Camp Nurse
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20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale
November 2023
Christies, Hong Kong
Est.: 22.000.000 - 28.000.000 HKD
Realised: 20.945.000 HKD
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Richard Prince - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session
November 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 USD
Realised: 120.650 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled (Car Hood)
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
November 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 1.200.000 - 1.800.000 USD
Realised: 1.320.500 USD
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Richard Prince - Queen Elizabeth II, from Instagram New Portraits
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 2.000 USD
Realised: 762 USD
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Richard Prince - Good Painting (I was only kidding!)
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
October 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: 50.800 GBP
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Richard Prince - Study
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10th Shanghai Auction Anniversary: 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale
September 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 500.000 - 800.000 CNY
Realised: 693.000 CNY
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Richard Prince - Untitled (Cowboy)
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 USD
Realised: 37.800 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled (Four women with hats)
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 150.000 - 200.000 USD
Realised: 163.800 USD
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Richard Prince - Untitled
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 200.000 - 300.000 USD
Realised: 189.000 USD
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Richard Prince - Boyfriends
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 300.000 - 500.000 USD
Realised: 226.800 USD
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Richard Prince in News and Exhibitions

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: Richard Prince Solo Show

Richard Prince conjured great art out of everyday banalities - he provided normality with special effects and thus became a pioneer of Appropriation Art. Through charm, wit, and a pinch of restraint, he still distinguishes himself from contemporaries such as Jeff Koons. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is bringing Prince a little closer to its audience beginning November 17. The solo show entices with »seductive and strange« transformations.

November 17, 2022

Richard Prince in News and Exhibitions

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: Richard-Prince-Soloschau

Richard Prince zauberte aus Alltagsbanalitäten große Kunst – er versah die Normalität mit Spezialeffekten und wurde so zum Vorreiter der Appropriation Art. Durch Charme, Witz und eine Prise Zurückhaltung unterscheidet er sich auch heute noch von Zeitgenossen wie Jeff Koons. Das Louisiana Museum of Modern Art bringt Prince seinem Publikum ab dem 17. November ein Stück näher. Die Soloschau lockt mit »verführerischen und seltsamen« Transformationen. 

November 17, 2022

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