The folks at Yahoo! are curious to know whether the blown-up Instagram photo of her seen in a recent Instagram post of the model/actress’s apartment is a Richard Prince work or just a DIY version:
The version of the image framed in Ratajkowski’s home appears to be a re-gram from a follower whose name is hard to decipher but whose caption read, “when you have to go 23 weeks into her Insta feed to find the perfect pic.” But did the model/actress stumble on the re-gram and decide to print and frame it herself, or is it a Richard Prince?
Last year, painter and photographer Prince infamously mounted an exhibition entitled “New Portraits” at the Frieze Art Fair in New York, comprised entirely of blown-up screenshots of other people’s Instagrams. Almost all of the prints reportedly sold for $90,000 a piece. While we can’t tell for sure whether or not the framed Instagram hanging next to Ratajkowski’s sofa is indeed a Prince, its framing is consistent with that of the photographs featured in his exhibition, which debuted at the Gagosian Gallery before moving on to — and almost selling out at — the aforementioned Frieze Art Fair.