Robert Mapplethorpe


Edition : First / New York / Dashwood / 2013 / Softcover. / Fine
8vo, 60pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates. One of 1000 copies.

Object features many previously unpublished works by Mapplethorpe from his early career from 1969 to 1973. Primarily using appropriated imagery from magazines in mixed-media collage and assemblage pieces made up of spray paint, fabrics and found objects like potato bags, beer cans and cookie bags along with a few examples of his own first forays into photography using his newly acquired Polaroid camera in 1970. Beautifully designed by Dimitri Levas with an original text Robert’s Hands by Patti Smith.

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