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Robert Mapplethorpe's black-and-white Polaroid photographs from the 1970s--a medium in which he established the style that would bring him international acclaim--are brought together in this exquisite volume for the first time.Prestel Publications
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Prestel Verlag
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Read immediately in the wake of Just Kids, this book had a greater context for me, which was then enhanced by Wolf's long essay about Mapplethorpe's Polaroids.
Stéphanie Amesse
A comprehensive overview of Mapplethorpe's early works, with a solid text by Sylvia Wolf.
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Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits, photos of flowers and naked men. The frank, homosexually erotic nature of some of the work of his middle period triggered a more general controversy about the public funding of artworks.
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