ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | 'CALLA LILY'
signed, dated '87,' and editioned '4/10' in ink in the margin, mounted, the photographer's copyright/reproduction rights stamp, signed and dated, and with the title, date, edition '4/10' and '[MAP] 1830' in ink on the reverse, framed, 1988
19¼ by 19¼ in. (48.9 by 48.9 cm.)
This photograph is in overall excellent condition. There is minor soiling in the lower margin. The photographer erroneously dated the work '87' in the margin but the reverse bears the correct date: '1988.' 'RMG#M8803.129-C' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
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Herbert Muschamp, Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers (New York, 2006), pl. 195