Torso by Robert Mapplethorpe


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Rare color “Torso” photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1980. Vintage blank greeting card printed by Robert Samuel Gallery, New York. “In the late 70s, Mapplethorpe became increasingly focused on documenting the New York S&M scene. The resulting photographs are shocking for their content and remarkable for their technical and formal mastery. During the 80s, Mapplethorpe produced a series of photographs that simultaneously challenge and adhere to classical aesthetic standards: stylized compositions of male and female nudes and studio portraits of artists and celebrities, for instance. He also introduced and refined different techniques and formats, including color 20″ x 24″ Polaroids, photogravures, platinum prints on paper and linen and more” – Robert Miller Gallery . Measures 5×7″

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