This decorative note card set highlights one of the J. Paul Getty's Museum's recently aquired collections of photographs. Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989) is among the most significant artists of the late twentieth century. His unrelenting pursuit of formal perfection helped him to transform the floral still life photograph from a rather sentimental, stilted genre into important contemporary theme. Mapplethorpe's bold and meticulously lit compositions captured the delicate, ephemeral beauty of flowers and preserved it in his finely-crafted gelatin silver prints.
- Keepsake box measures 5 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches - Note cards measure 5 inches x 5 inches - 20 notecards with envelopes - 4 each of 5 designs - Item #: NCP84
Jointly acquired by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; partial gift of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; partial purchase with funds provided by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation.