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Marianne Faithful
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Marianne Faithful 1976

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
In the 1970s Marianne Faithful was well-known in both Britain and America as a singer and as a member of the celebrity jet set. Mapplethorpe photographs her frontally in relation to a strong framework of horizontals and verticals (the balustrade and wall). Faithful’s arms form the hypotenuse of a right-angle triangle, bisected diagonally by her legs, torso and head. Despite the highly structured composition, Faithful seems spontaneous and fun-loving.


  • Acc. No. AR00204
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 34.20 x 34.10 cm (framed: 61.20 x 58.90 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