Robert Mapplethorpe

American, 1946–1989

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Bio

In the 1970s, Robert Mapplethorpe and musician, poet, and artist Patti Smith lived together in New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel where he started shooting Polaroids to use in his collages. Drawn to photography, Mapplethorpe got a Hasselblad …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
£548.8k, Christie's, 2017

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