Photographer: Robert Mapplethorpe
Manufacturer: Swid Powell
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze transfer-printed decoration
Country of Origin: Japan
Dimensions: 12” DIA x 1.375"H
Condition: Plate excellent. Box shows signs of wear and foam inside box deteriorating from age.
Robert Mapplethorpe [1946-1989] was a controversial photographer known for his large-scale, stylized black and white images. Whether of celebrities, nudes, self-portraits, BDSM scenes or flowers, he treated all his subjects in the same sensitive but blunt manner. In 1988 he designed 3 plates featuring his striking flower images, including "Calla Lily, 1984" for Swid Powell.