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Artwork by Robert Mapplethorpe, Calla Lily, 1988, Made of platinum print
Artwork Details
Dimensions: 
18.87 X 19.12 in (47.93 X 48.56 cm)
Medium: 
platinum print
Edition Number: 
5 from an edition of 5
Signed
Sale Information
Date: 
Apr 15, 2010
Provenance
The most powerful photos are those in which Mapplethorpe focuses on a single flower...its sparseness suddenly turns monumental...Even more highly charged are the calla lilies with their teasing phallic pistils, perhaps derived from O'Keeffe, but to which he imparts a dangerous eroticism of his own. (John Ashbery, Robert Mapplethorpe: Pistils, p.7)