Limoges Porcelain Mug - Calla Lilies by Robert Mapplethorpe

  • Limoges porcelain mug with black and white image of Calla Lilies, reproduced from a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe.
    - Item Dimensions: 3-5/8 inches tall  x 3 inches in diameter
    - Care Instructions: Hand Wash, Not Microwave Safe
    - Made in France
    - Item #: MURM01

    American photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe, received a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took his first photographs using a Polaroid camera. In the mid-seventies, using a large format press camera, he began taking photographs of friends, artists, composers, socialites and other members of the New York underground. In the 1980's his photography shifted to a refined formal classicism with emphasis on the beauty of subjects, concentrating on delicate flower still lifes, statuesque nudes and formal portraits.

    Calla Lilies
    Robert Mapplethorpe, American
    Black & White photograph