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Robert Mapplethorpe New York Flowers Boxed Note Cards

  • 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.

    © 2016 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation 

    Used by permission.