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signed by artist, bottom right below image in black ink: Robert Mapplethorpe '83; bottom left below image: 4/10; on verso, signed by artist, in studio stamp, lower center in black ink: Robert Mapplethorpe; by unknown hand, bottom left corner in blue ink: 1033; bottom left in black ink: 4/10 Tu[p crossed out]lips 1983; bottom center stamped in black ink: © [line] Robert Mapplethorpe / This photograph was taken in [line] / and printed in [line]. It may not / be reproduced without written permission / by the photographer [line]; annotations in black ink: 1983 / 1983 / 1983

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Kinney, Washington, DC; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (through Robert Miller Gallery, New York), 1989; acquired by NGA, 2015.