Richard Prince

New Figures (Portfolio of 24)

Richard Prince

New Figures (Portfolio of 24)

Price: $45,000.00

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Collage with Photogravure and Etching
Edition Size:
35.5 x 27.9 cm (14.0 x 10.9 in) each

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About the Artwork

Richard Prince´s oeuvre is characterized by the appropriation of images referring to the booming commercialism of American culture. At the beginning, he was taking pictures of ads, divided in different imagery types, such as couples, girlfriends, cowboys etc. , and developing them into rephotograph – a new form of photographic image, redone in order to answer the latest cultural or social context.

"The material I appropriate is available to anyone who cares to use it. The fact that the material has possibly been observed or unconsciously collected by person's other than myself, in effect defines its desires and threats."

Richard Prince

New Figures series by Richard Prince is based on vintage erotic photography, showing naked girls pose on black and white scenes. Prince redesigned them juxtaposing collaged sections to the most alluring fragments of these photographs. In this way he draws the attention to another type of aesthetics, emphasizing gesture, expression and emotion. Schematic or angular distortions of the voluptuous nudes guide the eye along Prince’s idea that led him on the creation of an entirely novel picture, and subsequently, effect.

About the Artist


Richard Prince was born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone and lives and works in upstate New York. Best known as a pioneer of Appropriation Art, he began creating works based on various pop culture images taken from magazines and newspapers, often re-photographing and manipulating the images in his own works.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Etching

Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used etching to create some of their most famous works. Etching has often been combined with other intaglio techniques such as engraving or aquatint.