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518
Richard Prince
TARANTULA
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
518
Richard Prince
TARANTULA
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Richard Prince
B. 1949
TARANTULA
signed and dated 1997 on the overlap
acrylic, silkscreen ink and oil stick on canvas, in 2 parts
62 1/2 by 48 in. 158.8 by 121.9 cm.
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Provenance

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
White Cube, London
Private Collection, New York
Christie's, New York, 12 May 2010, Lot 478
Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Douglas Fogle, "How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Joke (Painting)/Wie Ich Lernte, Den (Gemalten) Witz zu Lieben," Parkett, no. 72, 2004, pp. 110-111, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Over the years, Mr. Prince has shown himself to be in touch with the same shamed, shameless side of America that gave us tell-too-much talk shows, reality TV and the current obsession with celebrity. Practically every last American could find something familiar, if usually a bit unsettling, in his work. If he were the Statue of Liberty, the words inscribed on his base might read: Give me your tired, your poor, but also your traveling salesmen and faithless wives; your biker girlfriends, porn stars, custom-car aficionados and wannabe celebrities; as well as your first-edition book collectors (of which he is one)."
Roberta Smith, "Richard Prince; Pilfering From a Culture Out of Joint," The New York Times, 28 September 2007

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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