ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | KEN AND TYLER
KEN AND TYLER
gelatin silver print, flush-mounted, the Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe stamp, signed and dated by Michael Ward Stout, Executor, in ink, and with title, date, edition '6/10' and '[MAP] 1593' in pencil on the reverse, framed, Ginny Williams Collection and Robert Miller Gallery, New York, labels on the reverse, 1985 (Marshall, p. 151)
19¼ by 15⅛ in. (48.9 by 38.4 cm.)
This photograph, on paper with an eggshell texture and slight sheen, is in generally excellent condition. Upon close examination in raking light, the following are visible: a 4-inch horizontal, hairline scratch in the upper corner and a 1-1/2-inch hairline scratch in the upper right corner, neither of which appears to break the emulsion; and two small white fingerprints in the lower right quadrant near the edge. The margin corners are bumped.
On the reverse of the mount, in addition to the Estate stamp, with the title, date, edition, and MAP number, the following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil: '4S', 'N' [circled]', and 'RMG M9105.008-C.'
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