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    Jack In The Pulpits, 1988
    Dye transfer print
    22.25in. x 22in. (image size)
    Signed on verso by Mapplethorpe. Numbered 5/7 and assigned the serial number DT 1880, both notations are in Mapplethorpe's handwriting.

    This photograph, taken and printed in 1988, is among the final works of the photographer, who died in 1989. A Mapplethorpe print that bears the artist's signature is quite a rarity, as most of his works that come onto the market are estate-stamped and -signed. Add to that the fact that floral dye-transfer prints have always been the rarest and most valuable of all Mapplethorpe photos, a trend that shows no signs of abating. On display here is what Mapplethorpe's friend Patti Smith called "an unflinching perception of the color, form, and personality of the flower." This remarkable piece stands as one of the highlights of our auction.

    More information about ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, also known as Mapplethorpe, Robert, Robert Mapplethorpe.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    31st Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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