Past Exhibitions

“I met Robert Mapplethorpe in a supermarket on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn in 1966. We were both students at Pratt Institute. I was in my last years and Bob (I knew him at the time as Bob) was in his first years. I was staging one of my first “theatrical” works, a kind of happening down the street of the supermarket at the Peerless Movie House. I had rented the house at midnight for $25, and had asked about 20 people, all non-professionals, to be in the performance. When I met Bob in the supermarket, I asked him if he would like to be in the stage work. He said yes. This was long before he ever thought about photography, or had made photos. In 1976, Bob photographed me and Phil Glass at his studio on Bond Street. I was always attracted to Bob’s photographs because they are classically constructed tracing a golden triangle, dealing with his compositions of simple, straight, diagonal or circular lines. The mathematics and geometry behind his work is the same geometry that visual artists have been tracing for centuries. His lighting was simple and masterful. To me it was like Jacques-Louis David—always cold, never too romantic.”

—Robert Wilson, February 2020

Boot Fetish, 1979
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61.01 x 58.5 x 2.49 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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Chest / Livingston, 1988
silver gelatin print
Paper size: 60.9 x 50.8 cm | 24 x 20 in
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Belly Button, 1986
silver gelatin print
Paper size: 60.9 x 50.8 cm | 24 x 20 in
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New Orleans Interior, 1982
silver gelatin print
Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
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Frank Diaz, 1980
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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New Orleans Interior, 1982
silver gelatin print
Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Orchids, 1983
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Derrick Cross, 1983
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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Apartment Windows, 1977
silver gelatin print
Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
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Derrick Cross, 1983
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Donald Cann, 1982
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Derrick Cross, 1982
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Lily, 1979
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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Milton Moore, 1981
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Armpit/Livingston, 1988
silver gelatin print
Framed: 72 x 69.5 x 3 cm | 28 1/3 x 27 1/3 x 1 1/4 in
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Milton White, 1983
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Amaryllis, 1977
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Jack Walls, 1982
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Dennis Speight, 1983
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Flower Arrangement, 1984
platinum print
Framed: 87.5 x 73.5 cm | 34 1/2 x 29 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Ken Moody, 1985
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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Alistair Butler / Torso, 1980
silver gelatin print
Framed: 63 x 63 cm | 24 3/4 x 24 3/4 in
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Iris, 1982
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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Tit Profile, 1980
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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Cabbage, 1985
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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Marty Gibson, 1982
silver gelatin print
Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
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Lisa Lyon, 1982
silver gelatin print
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
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  • Artist Profile
  • Works in Exhibition
  • “I met Robert Mapplethorpe in a supermarket on Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn in 1966. We were both students at Pratt Institute. I was in my last years and Bob (I knew him at the time as Bob) was in his first years. I was staging one of my first “theatrical” works, a kind of happening down the street of the supermarket at the Peerless Movie House. I had rented the house at midnight for $25, and had asked about 20 people, all non-professionals, to be in the performance. When I met Bob in the supermarket, I asked him if he would like to be in the stage work. He said yes. This was long before he ever thought about photography, or had made photos. In 1976, Bob photographed me and Phil Glass at his studio on Bond Street. I was always attracted to Bob’s photographs because they are classically constructed tracing a golden triangle, dealing with his compositions of simple, straight, diagonal or circular lines. The mathematics and geometry behind his work is the same geometry that visual artists have been tracing for centuries. His lighting was simple and masterful. To me it was like Jacques-Louis David—always cold, never too romantic.”

    —Robert Wilson, February 2020

    Works in Exhibition

    Boot Fetish, 1979
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61.01 x 58.5 x 2.49 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Chest / Livingston, 1988
    silver gelatin print
    Paper size: 60.9 x 50.8 cm | 24 x 20 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Belly Button, 1986
    silver gelatin print
    Paper size: 60.9 x 50.8 cm | 24 x 20 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    New Orleans Interior, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Frank Diaz, 1980
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    New Orleans Interior, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Orchids, 1983
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Derrick Cross, 1983
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Apartment Windows, 1977
    silver gelatin print
    Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Derrick Cross, 1983
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Donald Cann, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Derrick Cross, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Lily, 1979
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Milton Moore, 1981
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Armpit/Livingston, 1988
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 72 x 69.5 x 3 cm | 28 1/3 x 27 1/3 x 1 1/4 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Milton White, 1983
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Amaryllis, 1977
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Jack Walls, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Dennis Speight, 1983
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Flower Arrangement, 1984
    platinum print
    Framed: 87.5 x 73.5 cm | 34 1/2 x 29 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
    Ken Moody, 1985
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Alistair Butler / Torso, 1980
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 63 x 63 cm | 24 3/4 x 24 3/4 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Iris, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Tit Profile, 1980
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Cabbage, 1985
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Marty Gibson, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Paper size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 16 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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    Lisa Lyon, 1982
    silver gelatin print
    Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
    © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
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