Flowers
Robert Mapplethorpe Schirmer / Mosel

Flowers

Paginas

140

Formato

Hardcover

Fecha de lanzamiento

May 2014

Editora

Schirmer / Mosel

Peso

2.5 lb

Tamaño

10.19 x 0.56 x 12.25 "
Among the motifs considered to be typically Mapplethorpe--i.e. nudes, portraits, black men, and the New York gay scene--flowers had a firmly-established (albeit less spectacular) position. The first date from the seventies; the last were taken shortly before his death. Design was also dominant here; the perfect, emphatically artificial arrangement. And in the final analysis, he was also concerned with the same subject: stylizing sexuality into a still life. Under Mapplethorpe's gaze, flowers lose their mellifluous-ness and innocent symbolism. They suddenly reveal a perfidious, at times decadent, eloquence.

Once again one encounters two things in their utmost perfection: erotic drama and absolute clarity of composition--the celestial poles and quintessence of Mapplethorpe's work.

His long-time partner, singer-songwriter Patti Smith, composed a farewell poem for this volume. English/German edition.