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Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe

Sculptures

Nationality: American

Birth Place: New York City (New York state, United States)

Biography:
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

Item Realized
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 Lily Gelatin silver, 1984 Paper: 19-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches (50.2 x 40 cm...
Lot 74132
Auction 5037
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
$131,450
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), 1987 Gelatin silver, 1988 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)...
Lot 74180
Auction 5077
Saturday, November 19, 2011
$47,800.00
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, 1982 Gelatin silver, printed 1982 19 x 15-1/4 inches (48.3 x 38.7 cm)...
Lot 74262
Auction 5194
Thursday, October 16, 2014
$40,625.00
After Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Calla Lily, 1984 Porcelain plate 12 inches (30.5 cm) in diameter Art
After Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Calla Lily, 1984 Porcelain plate 12 inches (30.5 cm) in diameter Art...
Lot 12045
Auction 191836
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
$687.50
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
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...
Lot 73136
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$18,750.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Snapdragons, 1979 Gelatin silver, printed 2011 13-7/8 x 13-7/8 inches (35.2
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Snapdragons, 1979 Gelatin silver, printed 2011 13-7/8 x 13-7/8 inches (35.2...
Lot 73020
Auction 5376
Friday, October 12, 2018
$2,500.00
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Sailboats, 1983 Gelatin silver 19-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (48.6 x 38.7 cm) Sig
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Sailboats, 1983 Gelatin silver 19-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (48.6 x 38.7 cm) Sig...
Lot 73068
Auction 5376
Friday, October 12, 2018
$2,000.00
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Shell and Crystal, 1986 Gelatin silver, 1990 19-1/4 x 19-1/4 inches (48.9 x
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Shell and Crystal, 1986 Gelatin silver, 1990 19-1/4 x 19-1/4 inches (48.9 x...
Lot 73092
Auction 5376
Friday, October 12, 2018
$2,000.00
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Michael Roth, 1983 Gelatin silver 15-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (38.4 x 38.7 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Michael Roth, 1983 Gelatin silver 15-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (38.4 x 38.7 cm) ...
Lot 73096
Auction 5376
Friday, October 12, 2018
$3,000.00
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Dennis Speight, 1983 Gelatin silver 19-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (48.6 x 38.7 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Dennis Speight, 1983 Gelatin silver 19-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches (48.6 x 38.7 cm)...
Lot 73100
Auction 5376
Friday, October 12, 2018
$3,000.00

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