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    ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (American, 1946-1989)
    Calla Lily
    Gelatin silver, 1984
    Paper: 19-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches (50.2 x 40 cm)
    Image: 15-1/8 x 15-1/8 inches (38.4 x 38.4 cm)
    Recto: signed and editioned Robert Mapplethorpe '84 2/10 in ink
    Verso: stamped and annotated
    State: hinged to mount with archival tape, matted, framed, and glazed

    From the Collection of a Fortune 500 Company.

    We are aware of a recent sale of this print with the same edition numbers as being offered here.

    This is the response from the Mapplethorpe Foundation:

    "We have researched the matter by contacting the original owner of the work offered in London at Sotheby's as well as the people who worked in the administration of the artist's studio at the time the work was created and placed with the original collectors. We believe that there was a mistake in numbering and that the edition number, 2/10, was repeated in error."

    The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

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

    Condition Report*: Pristine condition. Framed to overall dimensions of 22-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches with glass.
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    9th Wednesday
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