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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: OBJECTS OF DESIRE, IMPORTANT WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID CROLAND

Robert Mapplethorpe
UNTITLED (BLACK PAPER BAG)
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 23,750 USD
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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: OBJECTS OF DESIRE, IMPORTANT WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID CROLAND

Robert Mapplethorpe
UNTITLED (BLACK PAPER BAG)
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 USD
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Robert Mapplethorpe
1946-1989
UNTITLED (BLACK PAPER BAG)
a unique object, collage with spray-painted found magazine illustration and painted paper potato bag with mesh window, framed, a Paul Morris Gallery, New York, label on the reverse, circa 1971
Overall 17 by 7 5/8  in.  (43.2 by 20 cm.)
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Provenance

Acquired from the photographer, circa 1971

Catalogue Note

Much of Mapplethorpe’s work from the late 1960s and early 1970s consists of assemblages of appropriated photomechanical imagery.  Using found imagery from pornographic magazines that he manipulated and altered, Mapplethorpe explored religion, eroticism, homosexuality, and the quest for classic beauty, themes that he would continue to examine throughout his career in photography. 

Photographs

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