5 October 2016,
Price realised USD 106,250
USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989)
Self Portrait with Whip, 1978
gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board, printed 1979
signed in ink, signed and dated '1979' in ink in photographer's copyright credit stamp, numbered '3/10' in ink and titled and dated in pencil (flush mount, verso); credited, titled, dated and numbered on affixed gallery label (frame backing board)
image: 14 x 14 in. (35.7 x 35.7 cm.)
sheet/flush mount: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.7 cm.)
This work is number 3 from the edition of 10.
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DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
Robert Mapplethorpe, Ten by Ten, Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, 1988, no. 46.
Arthur C. Danto, Playing with the Edge, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996, p. 58.
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