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Molissa Fenley
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Molissa Fenley 1983

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Molissa Fenley is an American dancer and choreographer. In 1977 she formed the performing group Molissa Fenley and Dancers in New York. Mapplethorpe has positioned her at the very edge of the frame, her body facing outwards as though she is turning to leave. She appears to have been caught mid-laugh, with a glint in her eyes.


  • Acc. No. AR00208
  • Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
  • Size 37.50 x 37.50 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