Richard Prince & “Rephotographing”

4 Oct

Richard Prince‘s Untitled (Cowboy), a “rephotograph” of a photograph taken originally by Sam Abell and appropriated from a cigarette advertisement, was the first “rephotograph” to raise more than $1 million at auction when it was sold at Christie’s New York in 2005.

Untitled (Cowboy), 1989 - Richard Prince (American, born 1949)

Untitled (Cowboy), 1989 - Richard Prince (American, born 1949)

I find rephotographs – it is retro and modern at the same time.  If you are in New York the first part of October, I think you should check his exhibition at the Guild Hall in East Hampton out: (through October 17)

In this exhibition, Richard Prince, a part-time student of the East End of Long Island and the 2009 Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in the Visual Arts, will show a new body of work that uses appropriated imagery. This imagery is based on the series of photographs of the artist Jackson Pollock at work. Jackson Pollock was one of the leaders of the Abstract Expressionist movement, the quintessentially vanguard art movement in America.

Museum Hours: Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm

$7 suggested admission / GH members Free


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