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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)

    Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984

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    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)
    Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984
    gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board
    signed, dated and numbered '2/10' in ink (margin); signed and dated in ink in photographer's copyright credit stamp and titled, dated and numbered in ink (mount, verso)
    image: 15 1/8 x 15 1/2 in. (38.4 x 39.3 cm.)
    sheet/flush mount: 19 3/4 x 16 in. (50.1 x 40.6 cm.)
    This work is number 2 from the edition of 10.


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    Provenance

    Robert Miller Gallery, New York;
    acquired from the above by the current owner, 1984.


    Literature

    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. 135.
    Robert Mapplethorpe et al., Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1989, p. 77.
    Arthur C. Danto et al., Mapplethorpe, Random House, New York, 1992, p. 229.
    Germano Celant et al., Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2004, pl. 81.
    Paul Martineau et al., Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2016, p. 173.


    Exhibited

    Galerie John A. Schweitzer, Robert Mapplethorpe Photographies: 1978-1984, 8 – 31 December 1984, Montreal, Canada.