ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | TULIP, 1985
tirage argentique, contrecollé sur carton
titré, daté et numéroté '3/10' à l'encre noire, signé par Michael Ward Stout, éxécutant, sur le tampon de la fondation au verso
monté sous passe-partout et encadré
silver print, flush-mounted to card
titled, dated and numbered '3/10' in black ink, signed by Michael Ward Stout, executor, on the estate stamp, on the reverse of card
matted and framed
image: 15 ¼ x 15 ¼ in.; 38,7 x 38,7 cm
carton / card: 19 ¾ x 15 ¾ in.; 50,5 x 40,5 cm
This silver print is in excellent condition. The upper left corner with a tiny dot of retouching visible under raking light only.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc. New York
Sotheby's New York, Photographs, October 17, 2003, lot 284
Galerie Thierry Marlat, Paris
Herbert Muschamp, Mapplethorpe : The Complete Flowers (Düsseldorf, teNeues, 2006) ill. chronological index