Mark Beard, Mapplethorpe A Polaroid transfer by Mark Beard of a photograph portrait of Robert Mapplethrope
Robert Mapplethorpe


Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, recto

Also blindstamped, l.r.

Edition of 6

Polaroid transfer on Rives BFK Paper

22 x 15 inches, sheet
10 x 8 inches, image


Mark Beard writes: “I asked Robert Mapplethorpe to take me to the ‘Mine Shaft,’ a famous S&M club. He agreed but told me it was finished and boring. We made Christmas trees together for New York Magazine. He asked to make nude photos of me. I refused. I was afraid my parents would someday see the pictures.”

Work by Mark Beard