Lot 235
  • 235

Richard Prince

400,000 - 600,000 USD
399,000 USD
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  • Richard Prince
  • Untitled (Protest Painting)
  • signed and dated 1993-1994 on the reverse
  • acrylic and silkscreen on canvas


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

Catalogue Note

"In contrast to the formulaic design of the earlier monochrome Joke paintings, in the Protest Paintings we see Prince’s full creative involvement. Carefully assembling different segments of canvas to form the symbolic crossbow shape of the protest placard, Prince combines gestural brushstrokes with underpainting, silkscreen and disjointed signs to create a palimpsest of art historical reference and his own particular brand of humor. A visual expression of the performativity that is both characteristic of a protest and a constant element throughout Prince’s oeuvre, the Protest Paintings are a masterful example of Prince’s unique artistic practice."

"Richard Prince. Protest Paintings," Wall Street International Magazine, 12 November 2013