Andy Warhol

Robert Mapplethorpe

About this artwork

Robert Mapplethorpe was a highly successful American photographer who came to prominence in the 1970s for his photographs of explicit, erotic scenes, flowers and portraits. He lived up to the image of the ‘bad boy of photography’ in his ‘tough’ poses and ‘teddy-boy’ haircut and clothes. His very first exhibition was a group show in New York with Warhol among others. They both made portraits of each other in 1983.

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  • artist:
    Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
  • title:
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • date created:
    1983
  • materials:
    Acrylic paint and silkscreen on canvas
  • measurements:
    101.70 x 101.70 x 3.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00232
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol