Richard Prince | Christie's Auction

It is spring auction time and we noticed two incredible photographs by Richard Prince featured at Christie's. With a nod to the west that only Richard Prince can bring, the impact and the story behind his photographs, it is no surprise that Christie’s is currently selling 5 pieces by Prince ranging in price from 1,000,000 – 10,000,000.

Christie’s was founded in 1766 by James Christie and is known for extraordinary art and expertise. They offer 350 auctions annually operating globally in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zurich, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Mumbai.

Richard Prince (B. 1949) Untitled (Cowboy) signed, inscribed and dated 'R Prince AP 1980-86' (lower right) Ektacolor print mounted to board image: 27 1/4 x 39 7/8 in. (69.2 x 101.2 cm.) Executed in 1980-86. This work is the artist's proof aside from an edition of two plus one artist's proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Richard Prince (B. 1949)
Untitled (Cowboy)
signed, inscribed and dated 'R Prince AP 1980-86' (lower right)
Ektacolor print mounted to board
image: 27 1/4 x 39 7/8 in. (69.2 x 101.2 cm.)
Executed in 1980-86. This work is the artist's proof aside from an edition of two plus one artist's proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

As a pioneer of appropriation Richard Prince's art work has brought about both controversy and innovation. Prince is a renaissance man; he is a writer, musician and maker of photographs, drawings, paintings and sculpture. His work has been displayed internationally in museums such as The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art and more. To view more about Richard Prince's works in the Christie's auction link here...


“Making art has never been a mystery to me. It's never been something that's very difficult.” - Richard Prince

RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949)  Silhouette Cowboy Ektacolor photograph 59¼ x 83¼ in. (150.5 x 211.5 cm.)  This work is an artist's proof aside from an edition of two plus one artist's proof. 

RICHARD PRINCE (B. 1949) 
Silhouette Cowboy
Ektacolor photograph
59¼ x 83¼ in. (150.5 x 211.5 cm.) 
This work is an artist's proof aside from an edition of two plus one artist's proof. 

We love how Richard Prince incorporates the cowboy and emphasizes the American spirit in his work. We are thrilled to be representing a variety of fine art photographers here at Modern West Fine Art that embody that same spirit in their work. Link below to view portfolios by Michael Coles, Mikel Covey, Eric Overton, & Kevin Kehoe.