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Robert Mapplethorpe Art

American, 1946-1989

Robert Michael Mapplethorpe, drawn to photography, began taking pictures of his friends and acquaintances like artists, musicians, socialites, film stars and the gay underground.

For his portraits, Mapplethorpe remained interested in composition, color, texture, balance and most of all, beauty. In the 1970s, Mapplethorpe and musician, poet and artist Patti Smith lived together in New York’s Chelsea Hotel, where Mapplethorpe started shooting Polaroids to use in his collages. His most controversial work is in the late 1960s and early 1970s with its focus on homoeroticism. Mapplethorpe died on March 9, 1989, in Boston.

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Patti Smith Horses vinyl 1st Pressing (Robert Mapplethorpe Patti Smith)
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Patti Smith Horses Vinyl Record Album, 1975: US 1st Pressing featuring original photography by Robert Mapplethorpe. Produced by John Cale. Cover: Very good overall vintage condition...
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1970s Pop Art Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Mixed Media

Robert Mapplethorpe Altars Book and Case Book
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Oakland Park, FL
This definitive, full-color reflection of Mapplethorpe's geometric formality and underlying religiosity provides an insight into the art and career of the artist that previous black-...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Paper

William S. Burroughs
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Kansas City, MO
Robert Mapplethorpe William S. Burroughs Photograph Year: 1982 Size: 9.8 × 7.8 inches Edition C.L.A.G Carl Laszlo, Basel Gallery COA provided Robert Mapplethorpe was born November...
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1980s American Modern Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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C Print

SILVER DOLLAR (COLOR)
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Aventura, FL
Dye-transfer print, flush-mounted. The photographer's copyright stamp, signed and dated in ink, and with title, date, and edition 'A. P. #D' in ink on the reverse. Frame size 30 x 33...
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1980s Photorealist Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Dye Transfer

Bill T. Jones
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Mapplethorpe, American (1946 - 1989) Title: Bill T. Jones Year: 1985 Medium: Gelatin Silver Print Photograph, signed, titled and stamped verso Image Size: 18.5 x 1...
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1980s Contemporary Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Silver Gelatin

Robert Mapplethorpe, Altars Book
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Robert Michael Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, i...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Paper

Untitled (Whip)
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 - 1989) helped elevate photography to be included as fine art in the 1970's thanks to his uncompromising images rich in contrasts from beautiful to brutal a...
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1970s Pop Art Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Polaroid

Robert Mapplethorpe "Lisa Lyon" Photograph
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Between 1980 and 1982 Robert Mapplethorpe photographed Lisa Lyon culminating in "Lady Lisa Lyon" published in 1983. This image is separate from the 114 images in the book. Presen...
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1980s American Vintage Robert Mapplethorpe Art

Jon Thor, Black and White Portrait Photography of Pop Culture Male Bodybuilder
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in New york, NY
Jon Thor, 1982 by Robert Mapplethorpe, 20" x 16", is a vintage gelatin silver, unique (1/1) print, signed recto (front of photo) lower right, with annotations on recto (dedication to...
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1980s Contemporary Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Photographic Film, Silver Gelatin, Photographic Paper

Derrick Cross
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Morton Grove, IL
gelatin silver print nude photography male photography BIO- Robert Mapplethorpe was born November 4, 1946, in Floral Park, New York. He left home in 1962 and enrolled at the ...
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1980s Contemporary Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Silver Gelatin

Derrick Cross
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Kansas City, MO
Artist: Robert Mapplethorpe Title: Derrick Cross Medium: Gelatin silver print Size: 16 x 20" Year: 1982 Edition: 10 Robert Mapplethorpe was born November 4, 1946, in Floral Park, Ne...
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1980s Pop Art Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Silver Gelatin

Robert Mapplethorpe - Altars Book 1st edition 1995
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in London, GB
Published by Jonathan Cape 1st UK, 1995, hb with dw in slipcase. This book presents Mapplethorpe's rarely seen colour pieces including collages, polaroids and colour photographs, as...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Paper

Orchid By Robert Mapplethorpe
By Robert Mapplethorpe
Located in Morton Grove, IL
Photogravure Signed Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) Black and white photogravure titled "Orchid" Signed in pencil lower right, dated 1987. Edition of 30. Blind stamp lowe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Robert Mapplethorpe Art

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Photographic Paper

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  • Robert Mapplethorpe, Some Women, Joan Didion, 1989
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  • Robert Mapplethorpe, Some Women, Joan Didion, 1989
  • Robert Mapplethorpe, Some Women, Joan Didion, 1989
H 12.21 in. W 10.24 in. D 0.79 in.
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