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Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989)
LOT ID: 101133
Flower Plate, ie. circa 1986

Porcelain Edition, photograph on porcelain plate
12 х 12 х 1.25 in. (30.48 x 30.48 x 3.18 cm.)
Stamped, with "Swid Powell © Robert Mapplethorpe 'Flower, 1986'" in black on verso; small square black sticker with white print "MADE IN JAPAN" on verso.
Foundry/Publisher Swid Powell, Japan, pub.
Lot description
Robert Mapplethorpe's interest in classical beauty is apparent in his flower still lifes. He removes the flowers from their natural environment and shoots them in a controlled studio environment, allowing for precision of composition. "Flower Plate" is an excellent example of the artist's understanding of form, light, and the sensual quality of nature.
Flower Plate by Robert Mapplethorpe
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