Richard Prince is an American painter and photographer, born in 1949.
A rephotograph of a photograph taken originally by Sam Abell entitled ‘Untitled (Cowboy)’ was the first rephotograph to fetch more than $1 million at Christie’s New York auction in 2005.
‘Overseas Nurse (2002), a hot pink and red painting, fetched a record breaking $8.5 million at Sotheby’s London in 2008.
Realizing $189 million, that summer sale at Sotheby’s was the highest on record for a contemporary sale in Europe.
‘Overseas Nurse (2002), the inkjet and acrylic work on canvas, was consigned by British collector Frank Cohen and was part of a historic sale.