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Calla Lily, 1984

Porcelain plate
12 in
30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Published by Swid Powell.

Condition Reports: There do not appear to be any major condition issues; …

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Published by Swid Powell.

Condition Reports: There do not appear to be any major condition issues; contained in the original box; some scattered scuffs to the box.

Signature
With Robert Mapplethorpe's printed signature, Swid Powell's copyright, title, and date on the reverse.
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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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Published by Swid Powell.

Condition Reports: There do not appear to be any major condition issues; …

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Published by Swid Powell.

Condition Reports: There do not appear to be any major condition issues; contained in the original box; some scattered scuffs to the box.

Signature
With Robert Mapplethorpe's printed signature, Swid Powell's copyright, title, and date on the reverse.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

Calla Lily, 1984

Porcelain plate
12 in
30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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