Robert Mapplethorpe


Robert Mapplethorpe


Nationality: American

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
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989)Calla LilyGelatin silver, 1984Paper: 19-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches (50.2 x 40 cm...
Lot 74132
Auction 5037
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)
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989)Shoe (Melody), 1987Gelatin silver, 198840 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)...
Lot 74180
Auction 5077
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)
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989)Ada, 1982Gelatin silver, printed 198219 x 15-1/4 inches (48.3 x 38.7 cm)...
Lot 74262
Auction 5194
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Lot 24184
Auction 604
Friday, October 29, 2004
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989) Urn with Fruit, 1987 Dye-transfer, 1987 18-5/8 x 18-1/4 inches (47.2 x 46.4
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989)Urn with Fruit, 1987Dye-transfer, 198718-5/8 x 18-1/4 inches (47.2 x 46.4...
Lot 74132
Auction 5060
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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