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Nick Marden
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Nick Marden 1980

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Nick Marden is the son of the artist Brice Marden, who Mapplethorpe also photographed, and Pauline Baez (sister of Joan). He was a bass guitarist with the rock band ‘The Stimulators’. Mapplethorpe chose to photograph him from behind so as to capture his hard-rock image of black leather jacket covered with Hell’s Angel-type words.


  • Acc. No. AR00192
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 34.00 x 34.00 cm (framed: 50.80 x 40.60 cm)
  • Credit 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