Details:

Richard Prince’s New Figures borrows imagery from 1950’s era pornographic photos from pulp magazines intended to arouse male readers. The artist removed the titillating bits in this collaged work, humorously disrupting the photo's original purpose.
Unframed
Edition of 26
Signed

① Artwork:

New Figures

Richard Prince’s New Figures borrows imagery from 1950’s era pornographic photos from pulp magazines intended to arouse male readers. The artist removed the titillating bits in this collaged work, humorously disrupting the photo's original purpose. The cut-out section in the photo reveals a drawing by the artist beneath—a doodle that serves as a celebratory depiction of the woman's body. Partly an homage to Picasso and DeKooning, Prince disrupts the male gaze in this work that de-fetishizes the female form.

Prince’s work frequently uses humor to investigate the impact of advertising, mass media and entertainment on the construction of the American identity—while redefining concepts of authorship and ownership through the artist's extensive appropriation of images.

Specs:

35 inches
48 inches

③ Artist:

Richard Prince

Richard Prince's work both appropriates and extensively references images from advertising, mass media and entertainment. The artist's process challenges accepted notions of authorship and ownership while also investigating the impact of various media and genre forms on the construction of American identity. Prince's works explore the seedy worlds of pulp fiction and soft-core porn—as well as subcultures like those of cowboys, bikers, customized cars and celebrities.

④ Additional:

Richard Prince:
New Figures, 2015
16 color silkscreen with collage on Coventry Rag and Lanaquarelle
48.0 × 35.0 inches /
Richard Prince:
New Figures, 2015
16 color silkscreen with collage on Coventry Rag and Lanaquarelle
48.0 × 35.0 inches /