Richard Prince - Controversial Mastermind of Appropriation

October 31, 2016

Prolific painter and photographer Richard Prince is an artist who has successfully bridged the gap between the world of street culture and fashion blogosphere and the fine arts. Through collaborations with prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton and Supreme, as well as other creative and commercial pursuits, he has gathered a cool $30 million (as of 2015). His Cowboy, a 1989 rephotographing of a photograph (originally by Sam Abell and appropriated from a cigarette ad) sold for $1,248,000 in 2005. while his paintings from the Nurse series went for anywhere between $6 and $8 million a piece in 2008.

Featured image: Richard Prince - Millionaire Nurse, 2008 - Courtesy of Sotheby's

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