Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 204

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000


Mixed media silver print with hand tinting, the image measuring 152.4x101.6 mm; 6x4 inches, with Mapplethorpe's signature, date, and inscription "For Henry - from one cowboy to another," in ink, on verso. 1971.

Mapplethorpe was introduced to the iconic curator and historian Henry Geldzhler in the early 1970s, and this print may be inscribed to him.

Provenance: Acquired from the Robert Samuel Gallery by the present owner, circa 1982.