Robert Mapplethorpe

Nick Marden

1980

Artist
Robert Mapplethorpe 1946–1989
Medium
Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions
Support: 340 x 340 mm
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

Not on display

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.

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