Tulip

Object Details

Title:

Tulip

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

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

Date:

1988

Medium:

Dye imbibition print

Dimensions:

52.4 × 47.7 cm (20 5/8 × 18 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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Color version of an extreme close-up of a single tulip bloom set against a black background.

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
Bibliography

Marshall, Richard. Robert Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with New York Graphic Society Books, 1988), p. 182.

Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Gallery; Electa; SBC, 1992), p. 271.

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Pistils (New York: Random House, 1996), p. 143.

Muschamp, Herbert. i Mapplethorpe: The Complete Flowers (Düsseldorf ; New York: teNeues, 2006), pl. 187.