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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York

Richard Prince
B. 1949
THE HOUSE
signed, titled and dated 2007 on the reverse; inscribed THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS on the overlap
acrylic and paper collage on canvas
78 by 81 in. 198.1 by 205.7 cm.
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Provenance

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2008

Catalogue Note

 “That’s the way we want to look. To be pictured. A portrait….Maybe it’s a kind of stupid desire. Passion. Is passion what we are? Is that what we are in pictures? Is what we are in pictures almost real? Maybe it’s become the ‘most’ real thing. I mean, the picture I take has already been taken. I take it again. My picture is seamless. No cuts. No scissors. The camera as electronic scissors. It makes the magazine picture a photograph. The photograph is ‘close’. It’s real close. Close to the real thing.”

Jeff Rian in conversation with Richard Prince in Rosetta Brooks, et al., Richard Prince, London 2003, p.16

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York