Lot 540
  • 540


400,000 - 600,000 USD
560,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Richard Prince
  • Waiting
  • signed, titled and dated 2005 on the reverse
  • acrylic and checks on canvas
  • 40 by 72 in. 101.6 by 182.9 cm.


Gladstone Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

Catalogue Note

"I went online and found 'sites' that sold blank checks—ones with all kinds of images and others you could design yourself...I got a bunch of these, pasted them on canvas and stenciled jokes on them. I never thought about quoting a 'money' thing with the check paintings. I liked the idea of calling them the Check Paintings and maybe people would think I was doing paintings with patterns on them but then they would see them and see that they were really 'check' paintings after all...When I use my own checks it’s like you can read what I was up to that year. Where I went, what I did, who I might have been hanging with. In the end, the check paintings were always there even when I wasn’t painting them." Richard Prince