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Lisa Lyon

Object Details

Title:

Lisa Lyon

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

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

Date:

negative 1982; print 1990

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

2016.57.686

Dimensions:

48.6 × 38.2 cm (19 1/8 × 15 1/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Credit Line:

Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Object Description

Muscular nude female standing on hardwood floor in artist's studio flexing both arm muscles with a long white transparent fabric draped around her head, covering her face and cascading behind her.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Lady, Lisa Lyon (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983), p. 69.

Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe versus Rodin, exh. cat. (Milano: Electa, 1992), p. 71, pl. 32.

Celant, Germano. Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Gallery; Electa; SBC, 1992), p. 175.

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. 55.

Falletti, Franca and Jonathan Nelson, eds.Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form, exh. cat. (Kempen, Germany; New York: teNeues, 2009), p. 100, pl. 11.