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Instagram New Portraits – Queen Elizabeth II by Richard Prince

Instagram New Portraits – Queen Elizabeth II
by Richard Prince

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Prints

Offset Lithograph

2015

Edition Size: From an edition believed to be of 500.

Sheet Size: 23.62 x 16.54 in (60.0 x 42.0 cm) cm

Signed

Condition: Pristine

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Offset Lithograph
23.62 x 16.54 in (60.0 x 42.0 cm)
From an edition believed to be of 500.
Originally acquired in 2015 from the Gagosian Gallery (Davies Street, London).
Excellent condition, having never been framed or displayed.

Notes: In the “New Portrait” series, which Prince has been showing since 2014, the artist depicts blown-up portraits of people the artist found scrolling through Instagram.

Prince explains his process:

“Sometimes I look for photos that are straightforward portraits…Other times I look for photos that would only appear, or better still…exist on Instagram. Photos that look the way they do because they’re on the gram. Selfies? Not really. Self-portraits. I’m not interested in abbreviation. I look for portraits that are upside down, sideways, at arm’s length, taken within the space that a body can hold a camera phone. What did de Kooning say? ‘When I spread my arms out, it’s all the space I need.’”

This particular piece depicts Queen Elizabeth II, and was released in 2015 at the Gagosian Gallery (London). It is believed that 500 of these were produced.

The Artist

Richard Prince

Richard Prince was born on August 6, 1949, in the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, now part of the Republic of Panama. During an interview in 2000 with Julie L. Belcove, he responded to the question of why his parents were in the Zone, by saying “they worked for the government.” When asked further if his father was involved in the military, Prince responded, “No, he just worked for the government.” Prince later lived in the New England city of Braintree, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.

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