Appropriation Art

The term appropriation art refers to a specifically postmodern artistic practice that emerged in the late 1970s in the USA and is limited in art historical discourse to the 1980s. The art form deals with the appropriation of already existing works of art and makes the process of copying the central concept of its content. The artists use other people's pictures as models for their works, thus questioning originality and art historical expertise and also critically reflecting on the concept of art and art production.

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Richard Prince
Lot 247 Untitled (Bunny Bleu) , 1985
large-format Polaroid print

€ 6,500 - 9,300
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Richard Prince
Lot 226 Untitled , 1996
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

€ 278,000 - 370,000
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Richard Prince
Lot 35 Most of the Time , 1990
acrylic and silkscreen on 2 joined canvases

€ 370,000 - 555,000
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Richard Pettibone
Lot 117 Periplum , 1989
maple and clock mechanism

€ 9,300 - 14,000
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