Ken and Lydia and Tyler

Object Details

Title:

Ken and Lydia and Tyler

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

New York, New York, United States (Place created)

Date:

negative 1985; print 2004

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

38.4 × 38.2 cm (15 1/8 × 15 1/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Credit Line:

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

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Two nude male bodies and one nude female body (in center) linked together in the "Three Graces" pose. All of their heads are cropped out of the image.

Exhibitions
In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe (October 23, 2012 to March 24, 2013)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 23, 2012 to March 24, 2013
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
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (September 10, 2016 to February 4, 2018)
  • Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, September 10, 2016 to January 22, 2017
  • Kunsthal Rotterdam, April 22 to August 27, 2017
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), October 28, 2017 to February 4, 2018
Bibliography

Robert Mapplethorpe, Stern Spezial Fotografie, portfolio no. 33 (Dusseldorf: Te Neues, 2003), p. 6.

Celant, Germano and Arkady Ippolitov. Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, exh. cat. (Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim; New York: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2004), p. 49, pl. 100, ill., front cover ill.

Falletti, Franca and Jonathan Nelson, eds.Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form, exh. cat. (Kempen, Germany; New York: teNeues, 2009), p. 94, pl. 1.

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