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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)
Property from the Estate of Horace H. Solomon
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)

Pictures/Self Portrait, 1977

Details
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)
Pictures/Self Portrait, 1977
gelatin silver print
signed, dated and numbered '1/10' in pencil (in the margin)
14 x 13¾in. (35.4 x 34.8cm.)
Provenance
Holly Solomon, New York
Literature
Pictures. Robert Mapplethorpe, Arena Editions, 1999, front cover dustjacket (for the gloved version); Celant et al., Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition, Deutsche Guggenheim, 2004, p. 18 (p. 19 for the gloved version)

Lot Essay

This image served, in tandem with Pictures/Self Portrait (Gloved), 1977 (fig. 1) as simultaneous announcements for exhibitions of Mapplethorpe's work in New York City, uptown (Ungloved) at the Kitchen, and downtown (Gloved) at the Holly Solomon Gallery in 1977.

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