Melody (Shoe)

Object Details

Title:

Melody (Shoe)

Artist/Maker:

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989)

Culture:

American

Place:

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

Date:

negative 1987; print 1989

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

48.9 × 49.2 cm (19 1/4 × 19 3/8 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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Close-up of a female's black patent leather stiletto shoe in profile.

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)
  • 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 March 4, 2018
Bibliography

Mapplethorpe, Robert. Some Women (Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1989), p. 39.

Danto, Arthur C. Mapplethorpe (New York: Random House, 1992), p. 315.

Danto, Arthur C. Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), p. 38.