ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE [Edited by Dimitri Levas, Introduction by David Hershkovits]

(Tokyo: Parco Company, [1987]).

FIRST EDITION NOW SCARCE IN NICE CONDITION. This collection of photos was put together by Mapplethorpe in memory of Samuel Wagstaff. It includes many of the nudes for which Mapplethorpe is perhaps most remembered but also flower photos and portraits of Patti Smith, Ken Moody, Phillip Glass, Lisa Lyon, Rae Dawn Chong, Paloma Picasso, Samuel Wagstaff and others. A list of Mapplethorpe's exhibitions and public collections is provided along with a select bibliography. Item #29335

First printing, text provided in both English and Japanese, photo captions in English. With over 50 very finely reproduced plates of Robert Mapplethorpe's photography. Small folio, in original photographically decorated paper wrappers, in the original acetate clear dustjacket. Unpaginated. Near as mint but for the lightest rubbing to the paper binding and a little rubbing to the acetate.

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