20 May 2016
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)
Calla Lilly, 1984
gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board
signed and numbered '6/10' in ink (margin); signed and dated in ink in photographer's copyright credit stamp, titled, dated and numbered in ink (flush mount, verso)
image: 15 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (38.4 x 38.4 cm.)
sheet/flush mount: 19 ¾ x 15 7/8 in. (50.2 x 40.4 cm.)
This work is number 6 from the edition of 10.
Robert Miller Gallery, New York;
Private Collection, Japan;
acquired from the above by the present owner.
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