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“Untitled (from Cowboys and Girlfriends)” by Richard Prince is part of the “Cowboys and Girlfriends” series which features pictures of women posed on motorcycles and cowboys in action. In this series, like many of his other works, Prince explores pervasive images from American culture. The archetypal cowboy images, though cropped, are repurposed from Marlboro advertisements. The artist began re-photographing Marlboro ads after the company became the target of an antismoking campaign and was forced to stop using its famous model, the Marlboro Man. The women on motorcycles are appropriated from ads placed by women in biker magazines. Prince rephotographed, then enlarged the women's self-portraits in order to look more closely at traditional gender roles, self-promotion, and the culture of desire.

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Richard Prince (American, b. 1949) is a painter and photographer living and working in New York City. Prince is best known for his use of appropriation, and re-photography. Most recognizably, his “Untitled (Cowboy),” a "re-photograph" that sold for more than $1 million at auction in 2005, caught Prince in the middle of scandal as he appropriated the image from another photographer without their consent. Scandal aside, he remains a pioneer in encouraging the accessibility of art.

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Untitled (From Cowboys and Girlfriends), 1992
Lot Number 67
Chromogenic print
24 x 20 in (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
Artist's Proof outside main edition of 26
Initialed on verso

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Untitled (From Cowboys and Girlfriends)
  • Dimensions
    24 x 20 in (60.96 x 50.8 cm)