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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), Calla Lily, 1984. photo Sotheby's

Silver print, printed 1984. Flush-mounted to sturdy card. Signed, dated and dedicated for Anne in ink in the lower margin. On the reverse on the card with the photographer's copyright stamp, signed by the photographer and dated 1984 in ink, and titled Calla Lilly #1 (sic), dated, numbered 2/10 and 1357 in an unknown hand. Mounted and framed. image 38.5 x 38.5 cm (15 1/8 x 15 1/8 in.), sheet 50.2 x 40 cm (19 ¾ x 15 ¾ in.) Est. 40,000—60,000 GBP Lot Sold 103,250 GBP

PROVENANCE: Cheim & Read Gallery, New York

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Mapplethorpe, exh. cat. FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain Pully/ Lausanne, 1991, ill. p. 83;
Mark Holborn/ Dimitri Levas (Ed.), Mapplethorpe, London, Jonathan Cape, 1992, ill. p. 269;
Mapplethorpe. The Complete Flowers, Düsseldorf et. al., TeNeues, 2006, ill. pl. 89.

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) Irises, 1987. photo Sotheby's

Photogravure. Signed and dated 87 in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered 9/30 at left. Numbered 1057 in pencil in an unknown hand and with the '1987 Robert Mapplethorpe Graphicstudio U.S.F.' stamp on the reverse. Mounted and framed. image 86.7 x 82 cm (34 1/8 x 32 ¼ in.), sheet 113.6 x 97.1 cm (44 ¾ x 38 ¼ in.) Est. 12,000—15,000 GBP Lot Sold 27,500 GBP

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES Mapplethorpe. The Complete Flowers, Düsseldorf et. al., TeNeues, 2006, ill. pl. 138.

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) Hyacinth, 1987. photo Sotheby's

Photogravure. Signed and dated 87 in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered 9/30 at left. Numbered 1073 in pencil in an unknown hand and with the '1987 Robert Mapplethorpe Graphicstudio U.S.F.' stamp on the reverse. Mounted and framed. image 83 x 81.2 cm (32 ¾ x 32 in.), sheet 114.2 x 96.2 cm (45 x 37 7/8 in.) Est. 18,000—23,000 GBP Lot Sold 22,500 GBP

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Mapplethorpe. The Complete Flowers, Düsseldorf et. al., TeNeues, 2006, ill. pl. 130 (dated here 1986).

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) Orchid, 1987. photo Sotheby's

Photogravure. Signed and dated 87 in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered 9/30 at left. Numbered 1075 in pencil in an unknown hand and with the '1987 Robert Mapplethorpe Graphicstudio U.S.F.' stamp on the reverse. Mounted and framed. image 82.2 x 81.2 cm (32 3/8 x 32 in.), sheet 114.5 cm x 96.1 cm (45 1/8 x 37 7/8 in.) Est.  12,000—15,000 GBP Lot Sold 14,375 GBP

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Mapplethorpe. The Complete Flowers, Düsseldorf et. al., TeNeues, 2006, ill. pl. 151 (different cropping).

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) Calla Lily, 1985. photo Sotheby's

Silver print, printed 1985. Flush-mounted to sturdy card. On the reverse of the card with the photographer's estate stamp, signed by Michael Ward Stout in blue felt tip pen and dated 1985, and titled, dated and numbered 4/10 in pencil in an unknown hand. Mounted and framed. image 38.5 x 38.7 cm (15 2/8 x 15 ¼ in.), sheet 50.5 x 40.5 cm (19 7/8 x 16 in.) Est. 12,000—15,000 GBP Lot Sold 12,500 GBP

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Mapplethorpe. The Complete Flowers, Düsseldorf et. al., TeNeues, 2006, ill. pl. 118.

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