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Lot Details

This complete portfolio includes six photolithographs of flower still lifes shot by Robert Mapplethorpe in the early 1980s, plus the colophon. This stunning set of images rarely comes to auction. The prints included are:

1) "African Daisy"
2) "Cyprieedium"
3) "Phalaenopsis Amabyllis"
4) "Zygopetalum"
5) "White Rose"
6) "Cattleya"

The colophon states, "A limited edition of 2500 4-color photolithographs printed by Rapoport Printing Corp. on 80 lb Lustro dull coated cover stock. Published by U.K. Press in collaboration with the International Center of Photography, NYC, 1983. 687/2500".

Gorgeous set, very vibrant in color, never framed, comes in original folder. Please see condition note below. It is recommended that buyer drymounts the set on archival mat board and frame in UV plexi to the maintain the vibrancy and saturation of the original color.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Indentations / Ding
Area: Margin
Location: Other location
Notes: Very loose indentation, center of right side, on each image and colophon, but not causing ink loss. See last photo on lot of colophon sheet to show area. Dry mounting set to archival mat board should correct this paper issue easily.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • International Center of Photography, NYC Private Collection, NYC
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 25.8 x 25 in. (65.53 x 63.5 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer, Check
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