Carolina Herrera

Object Details

Title:

Carolina Herrera

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

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

Date:

1979

Medium:

Gelatin silver print with mirrored frame

Dimensions:

44.6 x 35 cm (17 9/16 x 13 3/4 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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Elegantly dressed woman with birdcage hat and oversized pearl jewelry. This is a unique piece framed by the artist.

Exhibitions
Robert Mapplethorpe (Juy 27 to October 23, 1988)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), July 27 to October 23, 1988
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment (December 9, 1988 to August 31, 1990)
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), December 9, 1988 to January 29, 1989
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), February 25 to April 9, 1989
  • Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford), October 21 to December 24, 1989
  • University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, January 17 to March 18, 1990
  • Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati), April 8 to May 21, 1990
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), June 14 to August 31, 1990
Bibliography

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-1983, exh. cat. (London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1983), p. 59.

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Certain People: A Book of Portraits (Pasadena: Twelvetrees Press, 1985), unpaginated.

Marshall, Richard. Robert Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with New York Graphic Society Books, 1988), p. 90.

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Mapplethorpe Portraits (London: National Portrait Gallery, 1988), p. 65, pl. 45.

Danto, Arthur C. Mapplethorpe (New York: Random House, 1992), pl. 190.