large-format, flush-mounted, the photographer's estate stamp, signed and dated by Michael Ward Stout, Executor, on the reverse, framed, a Robert Miller Gallery label on the reverse, 1988, no. 2 in an edition of 2
39¾ by 39¾ in. (101 by 101 cm.)
This photograph is in overall excellent condition. It is nearly trimmed to the image and flush-mounted. Due to its size, it has not been examined fully out of its frame. Only visible in raking light are a few deposits of original retouching. At the lower right edge, there is a 1/2-inch faint red deposit of indeterminate nature, possibly crayon, which is only visible upon very close inspection.
The MAP number is OS1841.
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Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Herbert Muschamp, Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers (New York, 2006), pl. 181 (color version)
Germano Celant, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Nymph Photography (Milan, 2014), p. 152