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Title

Untitled (cowboy)

1980-1989

Artist

Richard Prince

United States of America

06 Aug 1949 -

  • Details

    Date
    1980-1989
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    Ektacolor photograph
    Edition
    1/1 + 1 AP
    Dimensions
    181.5 x 271.5 cm sight; 186.0 x 276.0 x 5.8 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed centre left certificate of authenticity, black ink "Richard Prince". Not dated.

    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2011.45
    Copyright
    © Richard Prince

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  • About

    Richard Prince was part of the Pictures Generation of artists of the 1970s and 80s who ransacked the image banks of popular culture, redeploying mass-media imagery in politically subversive ways. Taking magazine advertising as his point of departure, Prince’s work both reflects and critiques American culture.

    Prince’s use of advertising material was informed by a period of employment at the Time-Life Corporation, where he cut articles from popular magazines, leaving behind the advertisements. He began re-photographing these advertisements, cropping, refocusing and otherwise altering the images to suit his own purposes.

    ‘Untitled (cowboy)’, a politically charged image, is taken from a Marlboro advertisement. Stripped of its logo and branding paraphernalia, the image evokes a masculine ideal, harking back to a fantasy of pastoralist America life.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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