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Robert Mapplethorpe

Orchid

The Collection of Jay I. Kislak: Sold to Benefit the Kislak Family Foundation

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe

Orchid

Orchid

Robert Mapplethorpe

1946 - 1989

Orchid


gelatin silver print, signed, dated, and editioned '1/10' in ink in the margin, flush-mounted, the photographer's copyright/reproduction rights stamp, signed and dated in ink, and with edition '1/10' in ink on the reverse, framed, 1982

image: 15 ¼ by 15 ¼ in. (38.7 by 38.7 cm.)

frame: 26 ¼ by 25 in. (66.7 by 63.5 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is in generally excellent condition. In the margins, running parallel to the image, is pencil transference from the overmat. On the reverse of the mount, '949' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Robert Miller Gallery, New York, 1983
Janet Kardon, The Perfect Moment (Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1988), p. 26

Richard Marshall, Robert Mapplethorpe, (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988), p. 103

Mark Holborn and Dmitri Levas, eds., Mapplethorpe Pistils (New York, 1996), p. 73

Herbert Muschamp, Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers (Düsseldorf, 2006), pl. 55

Paul Martineau and Britt Salvesen, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016), pl. 114 and p. 235