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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 101

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)

    Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter, 1979

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    Estimate

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)
    Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter, 1979
    gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board
    signed in ink (margin); stamped photographer's Estate copyright credit (flush mount, verso)
    image: 13 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. (35 x 35.3 cm.)
    sheet/flush mount: 19 7/8 x 15 7/8 in. (50.5 x 40.4 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist;
    gifted from the above to the present owner.


    Literature

    Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-1983, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1983, p. 12.
    Robert Mapplethorpe, Certain People: A Book of Portraits, Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena, 1985, n.p.
    Richard Marshall et al., Robert Mapplethorpe, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1988, p. 55.
    Arthur C. Danto, Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996, p. 40.
    Dimitri Levas (ed.), Pictures. Robert Mapplethorpe, Arena Editions, New York, 1999, n.p.
    Germano Celant et al., Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2004, pl. 33.
    Richard Flood (ed.), Mapplethorpe X7, teNeues, New York, 2011, p. 111.
    Paul Martineau et al., Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2016, p. 97.