Artist Robert Mapplethorpe, American, 1946-1989
Title
  • Sam Wagstaff
Date 1979
Medium gelatin silver print
Dimensions Image: 13 7/8 × 13 7/8 inches (35.2 × 35.2 cm)
Sheet: 20 × 16 inches (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Susanne Feld Hilberry and Richard H. Kandarian, Florence and S. Brooks Barron, and Anne Marie MacDonald in memory of Sam Wagstaff
Accession Number F1988.12
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in black pen and ink, on sheet, below image, lower right: Robert Mapplethorpe '79
Signed, in black pen and ink, on mount, bottom center, filling in stamp, verso: Robert Mapplethorpe
Marks Stamp, in black ink, on mount, bottom center, verso: © [1979 (in black pen and ink)] ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | THIS PHOTOGRAPH MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED | WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION | BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER [ Robert Mapplethorpe (in black pen and ink) ]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in black pen and ink, on sheet, below image, lower left: 3/10
Inscribed, in black pen and ink, on mount, bottom left, verso: Sam Wagstaff
Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, bottom left, verso: 277 3/10
Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, bottom right, verso: REF # 5 RMG # 8701.00726
(Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York, USA);
1988-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Barr, Nancy. "The Pleasure of Looking, the Pleasure of Seeing: A Portrait of Samuel J. Wagstaff. Collector of Photographs," Bulletin of the DIA: Portraits 83. No. 1/4. Detroit, (2009): p. 82 (ill.).