ARTIST ROOMS

Robert MapplethorpeHoney 1976

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Artwork details

Artist
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946‑1989)
Title
Honey
Date 1976
MediumPhotograph, gelatine silver print on paper
Dimensionssupport: 340 x 342 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00157
Not on display

Online caption

Mapplethorpe took a number of photographs of the children of friends and acquaintances. In them he emphasised their innocence and lack of self-consciousness. Here that is reinforced by placing Honey on a flower-studded lawn, her smooth skin contrasted against the texture of the grass.

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