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Richard Prince
B. 1949
UNTITLED (PROTEST PAINTING)
signed and dated 1990-93 on the reverse
acrylic and silkscreen ink on 5 joined canvases mounted to panel
38 1/4 by 18 1/4 in. 97.2 by 46.4 cm.
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Provenance

Gladstone Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by Marc Jacobs

Exhibited

Kunsthalle Zürich, Richard Prince Paintings, February - April 2002 

Literature

Rosetta Brooks, Jeff Rian and Luc Sante, Eds., Richard Prince, London 2003, p. 123, illustrated in color 
Exh. Cat., New York, Skarstedt Gallery, Richard Prince: Protest Paintings, 2014, pl. 36, pp. 125 and 160, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"A child of ’68, Prince embraced rebellion as a state of mind. The generational belief in challenging authority as a way of life—a necessity born in anti-war marches on Washington, race riots throughout the United States, and student protests around the work—informs the very fabric of his art. As Prince’s career has unfolded over the past thirty-some years, each new body of work is a cultural provocation, an invitation to think anew of an already accepted reality."

Nancy Spector, "Nowhere Man" in Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Richard Prince, 2007, p. 22

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