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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)

    Lily, 1977

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)
    Lily, 1977
    gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board
    signed, dated and numbered '1/3' in pencil (margin); dated in pencil in photographer's Estate copyright credit stamp, and titled, dated and numbered in pencil (flush mount, verso)
    image: 14 x 14 in. (35.7 x 35.7 cm.)
    sheet/flush mount: 16 x 20 in. (40.7 x 50.9 cm.)
    This work is number 1 from the edition of 3.


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    Literature

    Arthur C. Danto, Mapplethorpe, Random House, New York, 1992, p. 66.
    Robert Mapplethorpe, Altars, Random House, New York, 1995, p. 63.
    John Ashbery, Mapplethorpe: Pistils, Random House, New York, 1996, p. 63.
    Herbert Muschamp, Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers, teNeues, Düsseldorf , New York, 2006, pl. 15.