Not on display
- Robert Mapplethorpe 1946–1989
- Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
- Support: 340 × 340 mm
frame: 611 × 587 × 38 mm
- ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
- 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
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.