ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE "BIKE COURIERS" 1985

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When one starts to explore Mapplethorpe's oeuvre it is often a surprise to discover the vast output of images he created.

Of course we are familiar with his images of sexuality and florals -whether brutal or delicate...

But Mapplethorpe was also fascinated by symmetry, texture and contrasts. 

In 2011 Sean Kelly presented "50 Americans" which revealed the diversity of Mapplethorpe's world. 

Mapplethorpe was a product of New York City - and the city as muse is reflected in an image like "Bike Couriers" 

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(Bike Couriers) "Portrait of Twins" (MAP#90:62)

Gelatin silver print

Signed and dated 87 by the artist 

USA, 1987 

10”H 8”W (photograph)