Thomas

Object Details

Title:

Thomas

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

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

Date:

negative 1987; print 1994

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

48.8 × 48.8 cm (19 3/16 × 19 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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Profile view of nude black male standing within a large white circular form and bending down so his hands touch his knees and his head is bowed.

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
Bibliography

Danto, Arthur C. Mapplethorpe (New York: Random House, 1992), pl. 235.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Stern Spezial Fotografie, portfolio no. 33 (Dusseldorf: Te Neues, 2003), p. 27.

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), pl. 45.

Falletti, Franca and Jonathan Nelson, eds.Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form, exh. cat. (Kempen, Germany; New York: teNeues, 2009), p. 97, pl. 6.