Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (March 15 to July 31, 2016)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 15 to July 31, 2016
Not currently on view
Man in Polyester Suit
Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)
New York, New York, United States, North America (Place created)
1980 to 1981
Gelatin silver print
45.5 × 35.4 cm (17 15/16 × 13 15/16 in.)
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Jointly acquired by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation
Black man in grey suit and vest with his uncircumsized penis hanging out of his zipper.
Mapplethorpe, Robert. Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-1983, exh. cat. (London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1983), p. 46.
Mapplethorpe, Robert. Black Book (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986), p. 55.
Marshall, Richard. Robert Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with New York Graphic Society Books, 1988), p. 95.
Mapplethorpe, Robert.Robert Mapplethorpe: Ten by Ten (Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1988), pl. 55.
Kardon, Janet. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, exh. cat., 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1989), p. 69.
Danto, Arthur C. Mapplethorpe (New York: Random House, 1992), p. 335, pl. 117.
Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Gallery; Electa; SBC, 1992), p. 145.
Danto, Arthur C. Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), p. 110.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Stern Spezial Fotografie, portfolio no. 33 (Dusseldorf: Te Neues, 2003), p. 19.
Phillips, Sandra, ed. Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera since 1870, exh. cat. (San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), pl. 57.
Molesworth, Helen. This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s, exh. cat. (Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; New Haven: In association with Yale University Press, 2012), p. 370. [caption incorrectly reads "Man in Suit, 1980"].