Robert Mapplethorpe

Brice Marden

About this artwork

The American painter, Brice Marden, was a friend of Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith. His austere, monochrome abstractions were being widely shown by the mid-1970s and he had a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1975. Almost in emulation of Marden’s carefully balanced compositions, Mapplethorpe has divided his image into two, almost equal, halves by a vertical pipe on the wall. The triangular shape formed by the seated Marden on the left is counterbalanced by a group of stacked paintings on the far right.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Brice Marden
  • date created:
    1976
  • materials:
    Gelatin silver print on paper
  • measurements:
    34.00 x 34.10 cm (framed: 50.80 x 40.60 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:
    AR00147
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe