RICHARD PRINCE "HOUSE CALL" 2007
Richard Prince (b. 1949) is one of the most innovative, influential, and polemic American artists. Whether you associate him with The Pictures Generation, post-modernism, or appropriation art, his contribution is undeniable.
Prince has worked in a variety of formats throughout his career. Yet, each of his provocative series shares a similar approach: extract an element from the American vernacular and/or visual culture and then elevate it and embrace it. In many ways, he is the art world's best successor to Marcel Duchamp.
In the mid 1970s Richard Prince was working for Life Inc. in the tear-sheet department where he clipped articles from magazines to aid writers in their research. What remained from these deconstructed magazines were images featuring products and people designed to influence American shoppers. This approach of lifting and decontextualizing photographs remains the cornerstone of his practice.
Prince, along with 10 contemporaries including Marina Abramović, directed the 2006 British-American film "Destricted," exploring the intersection of art and pornography through a series of short erotic films.
"House Call" comes as an off-shoot of the film. From an intimate edition of 30, this presents a special opportunity as the work rarely comes to market.
In addition to exhibiting internationally, Prince's work can be found in nearly every major American collection, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington), the Louisiana Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).
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Untitled "House Call" from "Destricted"
Signed and numbered verso
From an edition of 30
13"W 7.25"H (work)
19"W 13"H (framed)
Very good condition
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