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Meredith Monk
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Meredith Monk 1985

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Meredith Monk is a composer, performer, film-maker and interdisciplinary artist. As she said of herself: "I work in between the cracks, where the voice starts dancing, where the body starts singing, where theater becomes cinema". Mapplethorpe has chosen to show her head in profile, silhouetted against a circular form, as if it were a halo. As in so many of his works, Mapplethorpe has turned to the Catholic iconography of the saints to elevate his sitter.


  • Acc. No. AR00202
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 37.20 x 37.40 cm (framed: 64.50 x 62.00 x 3.80 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