Richard Prince is an American photographer and Pop artist known for his rephotographed pictures. During the mid-1970s, Prince started working at Time Life. He sent article tear sheets from magazines to companies notifying them of their published advertisements. While working at the Time Life library, Prince started rephotographing these ads and presenting them as art. The upcoming Photographs auction, offered by Finarte, presents photographs from the Cowboys series by Prince. This series involved rephotography of a Marlboro ad campaign. Explaining his idea for the works, Prince states, “At Time Life, I was working with seven or eight magazines, and Marlboro had ads in almost all of them. Every week, I’d see one and be like, ‘Oh, that’s mine. Thank you.’ It’s sort of like beachcombing.” Through his Cowboys series, Prince comments on American masculinity and its representation in the media.
Another highlight is an archival pigment print titled Girls in the Windows by award-winning photographer Ormond Gigli. This photograph features 43 formally-dressed women standing in brownstone windows. The available image creates contrasting imagery with old New York architecture and modern, colorful dresses. Also showcased is the celebrated photo portrait titled Afghan Girl by photojournalist Steve McCurry for National Geographic. Rounding out the offerings are photographs by Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cindy Sherman, and Gabriele Basilico. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:211
Price Range:$353 - $123,529
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Untitled (Cowboy) photograph by Richard Prince|| Estimate: |
|Saddle I, Paris, gelatin silver print by Helmut Newton.|| Estimate: |
|Girls in the Windows, New York, archival pigment print by Ormond Gigli.|| Estimate: |
|Rue Mouffettard, gelatin silver print by Henri Cartier-Bresson.|| Estimate: |
|Afghan Girl, Sharbat Gula, Peshawar, Pakistan, photography by Steve McCurry.|| Estimate: |
|Untitled (Madonna), gelatin silver print by Cindy Sherman.|| Estimate: |
|Studio di architettura per Domus: composizione con divano e gatto, gelatin silver print by Gabriele Basilico.|| Estimate: |