Robert Mapplethorpe
Nick Marden 1980

Artwork details

Artist
Robert Mapplethorpe 1946–1989
Title
Nick Marden
Date 1980
Medium Photograph, gelatine silver print on paper
Dimensions Support: 340 x 340 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
AR00192
ARTIST ROOMS

Online caption

Nick Marden is the son of the artist Brice Marden, who Mapplethorpe also photographed, and Pauline Baez (sister of Joan). He was a bass guitarist with the rock band ‘The Stimulators’. Mapplethorpe chose to photograph him from behind so as to capture his hard-rock image of black leather jacket covered with Hell’s Angel-type words.

About this artwork