Self-Portrait

Object Details

Title:

Self-Portrait

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

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

Date:

1985

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

38.7 × 38.6 cm (15 1/4 × 15 3/16 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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Self-portrait of photographer wearing a black collared shirt, with the visible motion blur of his head turning to the left.

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 March 4, 2018)
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (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 March 4, 2018
Bibliography

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Robert Mapplethorpe 1986, exh. cat. (Berlin: Raab Galerie; Köln: Kicken, 1987), unpaginated.

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Mapplethorpe Portraits (London: National Portrait Gallery, 1988), p. 32, pl. 12, ill., cover ill.

Mapplethorpe, Robert.Robert Mapplethorpe: Ten by Ten (Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1988), pl. 44.

Kardon, Janet. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, exh. cat., 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1989), p. 13.

Danto, Arthur C. Mapplethorpe (New York: Random House, 1992), pl. 297.

Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Gallery; Electa; SBC, 1992), p. 229.

Morrisroe, Patricia. Mapplethorpe: A Biography (New York: Random House, 1995), back cover ill.

Falletti, Franca and Jonathan Nelson, eds.Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form, exh. cat. (Kempen, Germany; New York: teNeues, 2009), p. 50, fig. 27.

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