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Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989)
LOT ID: 88191
Jonathan, NY, 1977

Silver Print
14 х 14 in. (35.56 x 35.56 cm.)
Signed, dated, titled, and numbered on verso
Edition 1/5
Lot description
Image measures 14 x 14 inches
Paper measures 16 x 20 inches (mounted).

Taken in 1977, this early photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe is unusually casual in setting and tone. With a nude man sprawled across the bed, "Jonathan, NY" foretells Mapplethorpe's later work, dramatic, carefully posed portraits of friends and celebrities from the next decade.
Jonathan, NY by Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Jonathan, NY by Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Jonathan, NY by Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Jonathan, NY by Robert Mapplethorpe
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