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Robert Mapplethorpe

'Ken and Tyler'

Sotheby's Ownership Interest

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe

'Ken and Tyler'

'Ken and Tyler'

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

15,120

USD

Robert Mapplethorpe

1946 - 1989

'Ken and Tyler'


gelatin silver print, flush-mounted, the photographer's Estate stamp, signed and dated in ink by Michael Ward Stout, Executor, 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

image: 19 ¼ by 15 ⅛ in. (48.9 by 38.4 cm.)

frame: 29 ¾ by 25 ¾ in. (75.6 by 65.4 cm.)

Please note the color and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. 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 one-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.'


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.

Richard Marshall, Robert Mapplethorpe (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988), p. 151