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:

1988

Medium:

Platinum print

Dimensions:

58.7 × 48.3 cm (23 1/8 × 19 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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Self portrait of an older Robert Mapplethorpe wearing all black against a black background and holding out a skull cane while gazing directly at the viewer.

Exhibitions
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

Kardon, Janet. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, exh. cat., 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1989), p. 22.

Danto, Arthur C. Mapplethorpe (New York: Random House, 1992), pl. 309.

Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Gallery; Electa; SBC, 1992), p. 63, 299, ill.

Morrisroe, Patricia. Mapplethorpe: A Biography (New York: Random House, 1995), unpaginated, ill. after p. 272.

Love's Body: Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography, exh. cat. (Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1998), p. 77, pl. 70.

Meyer, Richard. Outlaw Representation: Censorship & Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 221, fig. 4.39.

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. 119.

Falletti, Franca and Jonathan Nelson, eds.Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form, exh. cat. (Kempen, Germany; New York: teNeues, 2009), p. 216, pl. 108.

Baldwin, Gordon. Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits, exh. cat. (Palm Springs: Palm Springs Art Museum, 2009), p. 219, pl. 101; p. 244, no. 63.

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