ARTIST ROOMS

Robert Mapplethorpe Meredith Monk 1985

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Meredith Monk
Date 1985
Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
Dimensions Support: 372 x 374 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
AR00202
Not on display

Online caption

Meredith Monk is a composer, performer, film-maker and interdisciplinary artist. As she said of herself: ‘I work in between the cracks, where the voice starts dancing, where the body starts singing, where theater becomes cinema’. Mapplethorpe has chosen to show her head in profile, silhouetted against a circular form, as if it were a halo. As in so many of his works, Mapplethorpe has turned to the Catholic iconography of the saints to elevate his sitter.

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