Doug Prince

Prince

From its inception, photography has explored the relationship between fact and fiction. Early practitioners were heralded for their images of the American West, proving its magnificence and existence.  While most artists used the camera to document people, places and events, Oscar Rejlander and H.P. Robinson offered a different approach, combining negatives and staging events to discuss prevalent social issues. Rejlander and Robinson created such a stir in the late 1850s, forcing people to grapple with the concept that the camera has the ability to create fictions, rendering truth obsolete.

Doug Prince continues in this tradition, constructing pieces, which blur the lines between fact and fiction, reminding us that photographs are taken and made. Prince creates photographic prints and three-dimensional photo-sculptures, which flawlessly combine negatives, creating a hyper-reality, which comes to life in the darkroom. A museum diorama of an elephant is combined with parched soil in Kentucky; a child makes sand castles on a beach as a wave threatens to wash him away; a boy stands in a wheat field as the Good Year blimp prepares to land behind him. 

Doug Prince started combining negatives in the late 1960s, exploring new avenues of representation. One of his most renowned series is his photo-sculptures, images printed on film which are sandwiched between Plexiglas, creating a photographic fantasy. As light passes through the “boxes,” objects appear sharper, creating a drama, which taps into our memories and dreams. Image content ranges from realistic environments to illogical spaces, presenting a surreal juxtaposition of elements. This connection between disparate components is at the heart of Prince’s work, whether working with traditional photographic paper or constructing photo-sculptures.  

All images are available as 5 x 5 x 2½" plexi boxes with film in an edition of 20 for $6500.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

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Boy on the Porch , 1996
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Boys with Boat, 1996
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Bread and Table , 1996
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Briefcase and Walking Man, 1996
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Broken Bread , 1978
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Broken Fence, 1996
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Broom and Porch , 1996
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Butterfly Net, 2000

sold out

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Car Window and Pennant , 1983
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Case and Island, 1996
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Case and Lamb, 1994
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Case at Door with Lamb, 1983
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Case with Horses, 2000
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Chair and Vines, 1993
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Charles Traub with Tulip, 1982
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Cockpit with Biplane, 1996
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Crutch and Wheelchair, 2000
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Daydream, 1989
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Delivery Room I , 1982
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Delivery Room II, 1993
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Diana’s Garden, 1996
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Dog, Window and JFK, 1996
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Dragonfly and Arches, 1979
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Dress and Hat Interior, 1979
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Fallen Fig, 1996
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Fallen Lilly, 1996
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Family Portraits Interior, 1997
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Figure at the Bath , 1996
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Floating Chair, 1996
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Floating Coke Bottle, 1993
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Floating Doll, 1979
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Floating Fan, 1972
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Floating Fan II, 1997
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Floating Rattle, Chelsea Hotel, 1982
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Floating Rattle, Chelsea Hotel, 1994
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Floating Rose, 1978
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Floating Scales, 1990
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Floating Statue , 1978
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Florida Room with Heron, 1996
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Florida Room with Portrait , 1983
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Francesca at the Door, 1996
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Francesca Woodman with Laundry , 1979

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In Memory of Lydia, 1996
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Kitchen Window, 1972
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Landscape with Butterfly, 1993
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Laundry Box, 1970
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Laundry with Landscape , 1996
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Laura's Braids, 1982
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Magnolia Chamber, 1972
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Man Over Manhatten , 1996
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Memory of a Ballerina, 2000
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Mending Box , 1983
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Nest and Carriage, 1996
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Observation Room , 1983
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Odelisque (after L.B.), 1979
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Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, 1982
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Palace Window, 1982
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Porch Plants (B.N.), 1996
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Pressed Flowers, 1989
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Projection Screen, 1983
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Pruning Shears, Boboli Gardens, 1993
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Reading Room (L.W.), 1983
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Return of the Flock, 1996
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Rose Room, 1996
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Sculpture's Studio, 1994
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Self-Portrait as Homo Sapien, 1997
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Sharing the Rabbit, 1996
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Solar Eclipse and Cows, 1997
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Stereo View, 1996
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Student and Books, 1992
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Sunday Hat, 1996
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Suspender and Bed , 1983
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The Wish, 1993
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Tiffany Lamp and Tree, 1996
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Tribute to a Botanical Illustrator , 1992
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Trophy Room with Raven, 1984
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Tuscan Kitchen, 1996
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Uncaged Bird, 1996
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Venetian Window with Bread, 1990
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View from the Tower of Pisa, 1990
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View of Nubble Light, 1996
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Watering Can, 1996
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Wedding Chamber, 1972
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Winter Funeral with Hayrake, 1970
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Winter Landscape with Hayrake, 1989
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Winter Nightgown, 1996
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Wreck of the Voyager , 1996
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Young Woman with Roses (F.W.), 1979