ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989)Calla LilyGelatin silver, 1984Paper: 19-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches (50.2 x 40 cm...
Auction amount: $131,450
Sold: Jun 9, 2010
Birth Place: New York City (New York state, United States)
Mapplethorpe studied painting at the Pratt institute in Brooklyn and in 1968, he met the singer/poet Patti Smith, whom he later photographed for her album covers. His initial interest in photography took the form of collages from photographs he found, but in 1972 he began to take pictures with a Polaroid camera. His images are classical and formal in appearance, his favorites subjects being male nudes, flowers, and still lifes. His homoerotic images became the subject of a much publicized obscenity charge in 1990 involving the Cincinnati Art Museum. Mapplethorpe also did a series of self-portraits toward the end of his life, documenting his deteriorating health from AIDS.
Robert Mapplethorpe Original Art Values Sold at Auction
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989) Calla Lily Gelatin silver, 1984 Paper: 19-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches (50.2 x 40 cm...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989) Shoe (Melody), 1987 Gelatin silver, 1988 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)...
Saturday, November 19, 2011
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989) Ada, 1982 Gelatin silver, printed 1982 19 x 15-1/4 inches (48.3 x 38.7 cm)...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Poppy, 1988 Gelatin silver, 1989 19-1/4 x 19-1/4 inches (48.9 x 48.9 cm) S...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Orchid, 1988 Gelatin silver, 1989 19-1/4 x 19-1/4 inches (48.9 x 48.9 cm) ...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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