ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | SELF-PORTRAIT
1946 - 1989
signed and dated by Michael Ward Stout, Executor, on a label affixed to the reverse of backing boarding; titled, dated 1983 and numbered 10/10 on a label affixed to the reverse of backing board
gelatin silver print
print: 16 by 20 in. 40.6 by 50.8 cm.
framed: 27 by 27 in. 68.6 by 68.6 cm.
Executed in 1983, this work is number 10 from an edition of 10, plus 2 artist's proofs.
This work is in very good condition overall. The work is window matted and has not been inspected outside of the frame. The edges of the sheet have not been viewed as they are obscured by the mat. The colors appear fresh and clean. Visible only under raking light
and close inspection, there are occasional hairline surface scratches. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Acquired from the above by the present owner