ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985

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When one starts to explore Mapplethorpe's oeuvre it is often a surprise to discover the vast output of images he created.

Of course we are familiar with his images of sexuality and florals -whether brutal or delicate...

But Mapplethorpe was also fascinated by symmetry, texture and contrasts. 

In 2011 Sean Kelly presented "50 Americans" which revealed the diversity of Mapplethorpe's world. 

Mapplethorpe was a product of New York City - and the city as muse is reflected in an image like "Bike Couriers" 

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(Bike Couriers) "Portrait of Twins" (MAP#90:62)

Gelatin silver print

Signed and dated 87 by the artist 

USA, 1987 

10”H 8”W (photograph)

 

 

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