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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 109

    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)

    Ron Simms, 1978

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    Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)
    Ron Simms, 1978
    gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board
    signed, dated and numbered '2/10' in pencil (margin); signed and dated in ink in copyright credit stamp, titled, dated and numbered in pencil, and credited, titled, dated and numbered on affixed gallery label (flush mount, verso)
    image: 13 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (35.3 x 35.3 cm.)
    sheet/flush mount: 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (50.2 x 40 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 present owner.


    Literature

    Robert Mapplethorpe and Ntozake Shange, Robert Mapplethorpe: Black Book, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1986, pl. 25.