Robert Mapplethorpe

American, 1946–1989


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 …

Blue chip status
Blue-chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
£548.8k, Christie's, 2017

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