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Belly Button, 1986

Gelatin silver print
27 1/2 × 27 1/2 in
69.9 × 69.9 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
$14,500
location
Toronto
Certificate
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Caviar20
Toronto
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This image, is a prime example of Mapplethorpe's work in the 1980's. As Mapplethorpe's …

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This image, is a prime example of Mapplethorpe's work in the 1980's. As Mapplethorpe's practice became more centred around studio photography, his aesthetic output in the this period demonstrated a more refined vision.
Shot in black & white, this image features a close-up shot of a man's torso with …

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Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, Signed, dated, and editioned by the artist verso
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Robert Mapplethorpe
American, 1946–1989
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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 medium-format camera and began taking pictures of his friends and acquaintances—artists, musicians, socialites, pornographic film stars, and members of the gay S & M underground. Despite his shocking content, Mapplethorpe was a formalist, interested in composition, color, texture, balance, and, most of all, beauty. In the 1980s, he concentrated on studio photography, specifically nudes, flowers, and formal portraits that are considerably more refined than his earlier work. After Mapplethorpe died from an AIDS-related illness, his work precipitated national controversy when it was included in “The Perfect Moment,” a traveling exhibition funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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About the work
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Caviar20
Toronto
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This image, is a prime example of Mapplethorpe's work in the 1980's. As Mapplethorpe's …

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This image, is a prime example of Mapplethorpe's work in the 1980's. As Mapplethorpe's practice became more centred around studio photography, his aesthetic output in the this period demonstrated a more refined vision.
Shot in black & white, this image features a close-up shot of a man's torso with …

Read more
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, Signed, dated, and editioned by the artist verso
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Price ranges of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$12,500–$15,000
This work
$0
$52,500+
Robert Mapplethorpe
American, 1946–1989
Follow

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 medium-format camera and began taking pictures of his friends and acquaintances—artists, musicians, socialites, pornographic film stars, and members of the gay S & M underground. Despite his shocking content, Mapplethorpe was a formalist, interested in composition, color, texture, balance, and, most of all, beauty. In the 1980s, he concentrated on studio photography, specifically nudes, flowers, and formal portraits that are considerably more refined than his earlier work. After Mapplethorpe died from an AIDS-related illness, his work precipitated national controversy when it was included in “The Perfect Moment,” a traveling exhibition funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Belly Button, 1986

Gelatin silver print
27 1/2 × 27 1/2 in
69.9 × 69.9 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
$14,500
location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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