Untitled

Object Details

Title:

Untitled

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

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

Date:

about 1973

Medium:

Dye diffusion print

Dimensions:

9.5 × 7.3 cm (3 3/4 × 2 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Credit Line:

Jointly acquired by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; partial gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; partial purchase with funds provided by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation

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Six separate images of a white male in various states of dress and undress, assuming provocative positions on a bed or in a room. This is a unique piece framed by the artist.

Exhibitions
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (March 15 to July 31, 2016)
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (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. 20.