signed, dated, and editioned '6/10' in ink in the margin, mounted, the photographer's copyright/reproduction rights stamp, signed and dated, and with title, date, edition '6/10' and '[MAP] 1690' in ink on the reverse, framed, 1986
19¼ by 19¼ in. (48.9 by 48.9 cm.)
This photograph is in overall excellent condition. There is a deposit of original retouching in the lower left quadrant. There is minor soiling in the lower margin. 'RMG#M8805.052-C' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
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NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Herbert Muschamp, Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers (New York, 2006), pl. 145