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INVENTORY OF THE ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, circa 1850-2011, bulk 1970-1989
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Box 96*, Item 12

Cock, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Related image (reversed): Map#: 659. Variant image of editioned print: Map#: 658. Photographer's copyright stamp on verso. Subject keyword: black male; body part.
Box 96*, Item 13

Leather mask, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Related image: Map#: 523. Photographer's copyright stamp on verso. Subject keywords: bust-length portrait; environmental portrait; S&M; white male.
Box 96*, Item 14

Leatherman, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Related image: Map#: 1349. Photographer's copyright stamp on verso. Subject keywords: environmental portrait; full-length; leather; S&M; white male.
Box 96*, Item 15-27

Other sitters, 1978-1979, undated

Conservation note: Item 22; tear on bottom edge approximately 2.2 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Item 15; 16 and 17 are variant images of editioned prints: Map#: 179; 265; 306.
Box 112*, Item 14

14 x 11 inch color photographic print, undated

 

Still life, 1977-1989, undated

 

Flowers, 1977-1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

Flowers are arranged in alphabetical order with unidentified flowers at the end of the section.
Box 99*, Item 1

Anthurium, undated

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 38.
Box 110*, Item 1

African daisy, 1988

Scope and Content Note

24 x 20 inch photographic print.
Box 110*, Item 2-3

Amaryllis, 1987; undated

Scope and Content Note

24 x 20 inch photographic prints. One photograph contains original sleeve with markings.
Box 99*, Item 2

Baby's breath, undated

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 63.
Box 99*, Item 3

Bird of paradise, undated

Box 99*, Item 4-5

Calla lily, undated

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs; variant images.
Box 99*, Item 6

Cactus blossom, 1984

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: L2009; U082. Non-editioned number: NE 79.
Box 99*, Item 7

Carnations, 1984

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1374. Non-editioned number: NE 30.
 

Cherry blossoms, 1986

Box 99*, Item 8

20 x 16 inch photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1636. Non-editioned print: NE 71.
Box 110*, Item 14

24 x 20 inch photographic print

Box 99*, Item 9-10

Chrysanthemum, 1983

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs. Non-editioned number: NE 66.
Box 99*, Item 11

Daisies, undated

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 54.
Box 99*, Item 12

Gerbera daisy, undated

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 84.
Box 99*, Item 13

Grape hyacinth, 1984

Scope and Content Note

Negative book#: 103. Non-editioned print: NE 86.
Box 99*, Item 14-15

Jack in the pulpit, 1984

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs; variant images. Negative book#: 103. Non-editioned number: NE 85; NE 61. One with estate stamp on verso.
Box 99*, Item 16

Kale, undated

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 43.
Box 99*, Item 17

Lavender, undated

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 56.
Box 110*, Item 4

Narcissus, 1986

Scope and Content Note

24 x 20 inch photographic print.
 

Orchids, 1987, undated

Box 99*, Item 18-29

20 x 16 inch photographic prints, undated

Scope and Content Note

Twelve photographs; variant images.
Box 110*, Item 5

24 x 20 inch photographic print, 1987

Box 112*, Item 25-27

24 x 20 inch color photographic prints, undated

Scope and Content Note

One with inscription on recto: Rough Guide.
 

Parrot tulips, 1987-1988

Box 100*, Item 1

16 x 20 inch photographic print, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1853. Non-editioned print: NE 78.
Box 110*, Item 6-7

20 x 24 inch photographic prints, 1987-1988

Box 100*, Item 2-3

Peony, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs; variant images. Negative book#: 84. Non-editioned numbers: NE 82; NE 31.
Box 100*, Item 4

Poppy, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1837. Non-editioned print: 77.
Box 100*, Item 5

Protea, undated

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1854. Non-editioned number: NE 80. Photographer's copyright stamp on verso.
 

Roses, undated

Box 100*, Item 6-7

20 x 16 inch photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs. Related images: Map#: L2006; U079; 1943. Non-editioned prints: NE 76; 69.
Box 110*, Item 8-9

24 x 20 inch photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

One photograph contains original sleeve with markings.
Box 112*, Item 28

24 x 20 inch color photographic print

Box 110*, Item 10

Spider mum, 1984

Scope and Content Note

24 x 20 inch photographic print.
Box 100*, Item 8

Tiger lilies, undated

 

Tuberose, 1977, undated

Box 100*, Item 9

20 x 16 inch photographic print, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 140. Non-editioned number: NE 57.
Box 110*, Item 11

24 x 20 inch photographic print, undated

 

Tulips, 1983-1988, undated

Box 100*, Item 10-17

20 x 16 inch photographic prints, 1983-1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

Six photographs. One is a related print: Map#: 1841; OS1841.
Box 110*, Item 12

24 x 20 inch photographic print, undated

 

Unidentified flowers, 1986, undated

Box 100*, Item 18-20

20 x 16 inch photographic prints, undated

Box 100*, Item 21-23

Flower with glass vases, undated

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs; variant images.
Box 110*, Item 13

Flower stalk, 1986

Scope and Content Note

24 x 20 inch photographic print.
Box 110*, Item 15-17

Leaves, 1987, undated

Scope and Content Note

24 x 20 inch photographic prints.
 

Objects, 1987-1988, undated

Box 101*, Item 1-22

20 x 16 inch photographic prints, undated

Scope and Content Note

Objects include: avocados and chair; banana and keys; book of sculpture and knife (Related image: Map#: PD741; PD1554; U301); cabbages; cigarette pack; egg; flower, mirror and tie; fabric; glass vases; Graflex camera; jock strap; money; nuts and bowl; shell; tomato and knife; vacuum cleaner and broom; watermelon; piece of wood.
 

24 x 20 inch photographic prints, 1987-1988, undated

Box 111*, Item 1-12

Various objects, undated

Scope and Content Note

Objects include: apples; coins; coins in a dish; decorative elephant head; silver decorative sculpture; silver vessels; Tiffany and Co. water pitcher; vase.
Box 111*, Item 13

Coin, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Related image: Map#: 1969.
Box 111*, Item 14

Ice bucket and spoon, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1921.
 

Sculptures and statues, 1986-1989, undated

 

20 x 16 inch photographic prints, undated

Box 101*, Item 23-28

Sculptures and statues, undated

Box 101*, Item 29-34

Sculptures by Nancy Grossman, undated

 

24 x 20 inch photographic prints, 1986-1989

Box 111*, Item 15-16

Sculptures and statues, 1986-1989

Box 111*, Item 17-18

Mercury, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs. One signed, dated and inscribed on recto: For Sa[m?] Nov. 4, 1986 A.D 1/2. Variant image of editioned prints: Map#: 1693; P1693; PCM1693.
Box 112*, Item 17-20

Interiors, undated

Scope and Content Note

Two 14 x 11 inch color photographic prints.
 

Dogs, 1976-1983, undated

Box 102*, Item 21

Dalmatian, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 57.
Box 102*, Item 22

Eurasier, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 292. Estate stamp on verso.
Box 102*, Item 23-24

Pony, Stephen Aronson's dog [Field Spaniel], 1983

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs; variant images. One with non-editioned print: NE 291 and estate stamp on verso.
Box 112*, Item 15

Unidentified dog, undated

Scope and Content Note

14 x 11 inch color photographic print.
 

Projects, 1979-1989, 1998, undated

Scope and Content Note

Projects are special groupings of photographs by Mapplethorpe that were created for a specific purpose (i.e. publication or exhibition). Note that these projects do not contain complete sets of the work.
 

50 New York Artists, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Images from Richard Marshall and Robert Mapplethorpe, 50 New York Artists: A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors Working in New York, 1986. Subject keyword: portrait.
Box 103*, Item 1

Leon Golub

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 308. See also box 71*, item 19.
Box 103*, Item 2

Nancy Graves

Scope and Content Note

Subject keywords: white female.
Box 103*, Item 3

Red Grooms

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 310. Estate stamp on verso. Subject keywords: artist; white male.
Box 103*, Item 4

Keith Haring

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1463. Non-editioned number: NE 311. Estate stamp and inscription on verso: 1436; NE 311 Keith Haring, 1986. Subject keywords: artist; bust-length portrait; white male.
Box 103*, Item 5-6

Jasper Johns

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs. Subject keywords: artist; three-quarter length; white male.
Box 103*, Item 7

Ellsworth Kelly

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1368. Non-editioned number: NE 516. Estate stamp on verso. Subject keywords: artist; white male.
Box 103*, Item 8

Robert Longo

Scope and Content Note

Variant image of editioned print: Map#: 1035. Non-editioned number: NE 318. Estate stamp on verso. Subject keywords: artist; white male.
Box 103*, Item 9

Brice Marden

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1628. Non-editioned number: NE 321. Estate stamp on verso. Subject keywords: artist; white male.
Box 103*, Item 10

Malcolm Morley

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 322. Subject keywords: artist; bust-length portrait; white male.
Box 103*, Item 11

Louise Nevelson

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1681. Non-editioned number: NE 325. Estate stamp on verso. See also box 81*, item 13. Subject keywords: artist; white female.
Box 103*, Item 12

Isamu Noguchi

Scope and Content Note

Related image: Map#: 1627. Non-editioned number: NE 326. Estate stamp on verso. Subject keywords: artist; environmental portrait; male.
 

James Rosenquist

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1638. Subject keywords: artist; bust-length portrait; white male.
Box 103*, Item 13

20 x 16 inch photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Non-editioned number: NE 329. Estate stamp on verso.
Box 106*, Item 13

20 x 24 inch photographic print

Box 103*, Item 14

Richard Serra

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed on verso: Exhibition Print, Not for Sale. Subject keywords: artist; bust-length portrait; white male.
Box 103*, Item 15

Andy Warhol

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1626. Subject keywords: artist; bust-length portrait; celebrity; geometric background; white male. See also box 74*, items 18-19 and box 106*, item 14.
 

A Season in Hell, circa 1979-circa 1988

Scope and Content Note

These photographic prints are variant images of the images found in A Season in Hell, or have been identified by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation as such. However it is unknown whether these prints were actually considered for the project, as some of the prints in the book were selected from Mapplethorpe's body of work that were made prior to the project. See also box 70*.
Variant images from Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Schmidt and Robert Mapplethorpe, A Season in Hell, 1986.
Box 103*, Item 16

The sluggard and smoke, circa 1979

Scope and Content Note

Possibly a variant image of editioned print: Map#: 332. Subject keyword: still life.
Box 103*, Item 17

Cock and devil, 1982

Scope and Content Note

Related Map#: 812. Subject keyword: body part.
Box 103*, Item 18

Flame and devil, circa 1982

Scope and Content Note

Subject keyword: still life.
Box 103*, Item 19

Flames, circa 1982

Scope and Content Note

Subject keyword: still life.
Box 103*, Item 20-22

Smoke, circa 1985

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs; variant images. May possibly be variant images of editioned print: Map#: 1582; P1582. Subject keyword: still life.
Box 103*, Item 23

Italian devil with smoke, circa 1988

Scope and Content Note

Subject keyword: still life.
 

Breathless, 1982

Scope and Content Note

Images from the film Breathless (1983).
 

Richard Gere and Valerie Kaprisky

Scope and Content Note

Subject keywords: actor; celebrity; couple; geometric background; white female; white male.
Box 104*, Item 1-2

Richard Gere and Valerie Kaprisky kissing

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs.
Box 104*, Item 3

Richard Gere embracing Valerie Kaprisky from behind

Box 104*, Item 4-5

Valerie Kaprisky embracing Richard Gere from behind

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs; variant images. Subject keywords: three-quarter length.
Box 104*, Item 6-7

Richard Gere and Valerie Kaprisky in an embrace

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs; variant images.
 

Richard Gere

Scope and Content Note

Subject keywords: actor; celebrity; portrait; white male.
Box 104*, Item 8

Richard Gere with his arm to the side

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1098. Inscription on verso: Please credit and return to: Robert Mapplethorpe 24 Bond St NYC 10012.
Box 104*, Item 9

Richard Gere with his arms folded

Scope and Content Note

Inscription on verso: Please credit and return to: Robert Mapplethorpe 24 Bond St NYC 10012.
Box 104*, Item 10

Richard Gere with his elbows lifted

Box 104*, Item 11

Richard Gere leaning forward in plaid pants

Box 104*, Item 12

Richard Gere holding a cigarette and one hand in his pocket

 

Valerie Kaprisky

Scope and Content Note

Subject keywords: actor; white female.
Box 104*, Item 13

Bust-length portrait of Valerie Kaprisky

Box 104*, Item 14

Full-length portrait of Valerie Kaprisky

Box 104*, Item 15-16

Chanterelle, 1986

Scope and Content Note

4 x 5 inch photograph mounted on 14 x 18 inch watercolor paper. Menu cover for Chanterelle restaurant in New York City for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and Company on November 3, 1976. Imprinted on recto: Chanterelle 3.XI.1986 Robert Mapplethorpe. Two sheets; one without a photograph.
Box 89, Item 20

Christmas card, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Signed and dated on recto. Imprinted on verso: This is a photographic copy of the original to be used for publicity only return to: Robert Mapplethorpe Studio 24 Bond Street New York City 10012.
 

Just to Thank You, 1987-1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

See also box 226, folder 16 for a file on the project.
Box 104*, Item 17

Tulips in a vase leaning to the right, 1987

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7 inch photograph mounted on 14 x 17 inch watercolor paper. Imprinted on recto: Just to Thank You. Inscribed on recto: AP 3/3. Signed and dated on recto.
Box 104*, Item 18-19

Close up of a marble statue, 1988

Scope and Content Note

5 x 5 inch photograph mounted on 14 x 17 inch watercolor paper. Imprinted on recto: Just to Thank You. Signed and dated on recto.
Box 104*, Item 20

Profile of a marble statue, undated

Scope and Content Note

5 x 5 inch photograph mounted on 14 x 18 inch watercolor paper. Imprinted on recto: Just to Thank You.
Box 104*, Item 21

Black male nude, undated

Scope and Content Note

5 x 7 inch photograph mounted on 14 x 18 watercolor paper. Imprinted on recto: Just to Thank You. Signed on recto.
 

Collaboration with Patti Smith, 1979-1989, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Inscription on verso: Executor of the Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe January 15, 2008. Photographed 1979-1989 printed in 1998. Dates the individual prints were photographed are indicated below.
Box 104*, Item 22

Lake Memphramagog, 1979

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 6.5 inch image printed on 16 x 20 inch photographic paper. Related image: Map#: 328. Subject keyword: landscape.
Box 104*, Item 23

The Coral Sea, 1983

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 5 inch image printed on 16 x 20 inch photographic paper. Related image: Map#: 1141. Subject keyword: landscape.
Box 104*, Item 24

Sleeping cupid, 1989

Scope and Content Note

6.5 x 6.5 inch image printed on 16 x 20 inch photographic paper. Related image: Map#: 1940. Subject keywords: Statue; still life.
Box 104*, Item 25

The Sluggard, 1988

Scope and Content Note

5 x 5 inch image printed on 16 x 20 inch photographic paper. Related print: Map#: 1899. Subject keywords: statue; still life.
 

The Agency, 1983

Scope and Content Note

Images from Hardison Fine Arts Gallery and Agency Models Incorporated, The Agency, 1983.
 

Models identified by full name

Scope and Content Note

Subject keywords: female; male; portrait.
 

Lise Bibaud

Box 105*, Item 1

Bust-length portrait of Lise Bibaud,

Scope and Content Note

Negative book#: 26.
Box 105*, Item 2

Lise Bibaud with two arms raised above her head

 

Mary Boochever

Box 105*, Item 3

Bust-length portrait of Mary Boochever

Scope and Content Note

Related image: Map#: 1025.
Box 105*, Item 4

Three-quarter length portrait of Mary Boochever

Box 105*, Item 5

Jane Fosbinder

Box 105*, Item 6-7

Ava-Marie Morgan

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs; one crop marks.
Box 105*, Item 8

Tom Petchkis

Scope and Content Note

Negative book#: 26. Editioned 4/10; signed and dated on recto and verso. Photographer's copyright stamp on verso.
Box 105*, Item 9

Ken Samuels

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1075. Subject keywords: bust-length portrait; profile; white male.
 

Patti Stewart

Box 105*, Item 10

Bust-length portrait of Patti Stewart

Box 105*, Item 11

Three-quarter length portrait of Patti Stewart with a flower

Box 105*, Item 12

Larry Topper

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1076. Subject keywords: bust-length portrait; white male.
Box 105*, Item 13

Greg Weldon

Scope and Content Note

See also box 74*, item 20. Subject keyword: white male.
 

Jeff Weldon

Scope and Content Note

See also box 74*, item 20. Subject keywords: white male.
Box 105*, Item 14

Bust-length portrait of Jeff Weldon facing left

Box 105*, Item 15

Jeff Weldon in a short sleeve top and snake pattern pants

Box 105*, Item 16

Greg and Jeff Weldon

Scope and Content Note

Related print: Map#: 1041. See also box 74*, item 20. Subject keywords: couple; three-quarter length.
 

Models identified by first name only

Box 105*, Item 17

Augusto

 

Dovanna

Scope and Content Note

See also box 90*, item 8.
Box 105*, Item 18

Bust-length portrait of Dovanna

Box 105*, Item 19-20

Dovanna holding a dog

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs. Negative book#: 27. Subject keywords: three-quarter length.
Box 105*, Item 21

Julie

Scope and Content Note

Negative book#: 26. Subject keywords: black female; profile.
Box 105*, Item 22

Melissa

Box 105*, Item 23-24

Randall

Scope and Content Note

Two photographs.
 

The Power of Theatrical Madness, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Note

Images from Jan Fabre and Robert Mapplethorpe, The Power of Theatrical Madness, 1986.
Box 105*, Item 25

Jan Fabre, 1985

Scope and Content Note

Negative book#: 102. Subject keywords: three-quarter length; white male.
Box 105*, Item 26

Kathinka and Moon, 1986

 

Series I.D. Portfolios, circa 1970-2005

Physical Description: 8.6 linear feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Mapplethorpe's original leather portfolios featuring prints he used to showcase his work while meeting with clients, galleries, and museum professionals. Facsimiles of each print has been made for preservation and study purposes and were sleeved back in the portfolios in their original order. The original prints were removed and housed separately for preservation.

Arrangement note

Portfolios are arranged according to their original order and are listed chronologically.
 

Pre-1974 prints, circa 1970-circa 1974

Box 113

Original photographic prints

Box 114

Portfolio with facsimilies

 

Portfolio 1, circa 1976-circa 1977

Box 115

Original photographic prints

Box 116

Portfolio with facsimiles

 

Portfolio 2, circa 1976-circa 1977

Box 117

Original photographic prints

Box 118

Portfolio with facsimiles

Box 197, Item DVD1

Social Mobility, 2005

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

DVD. Footage from the film by Hedi Slimane. Features narration by Marianne Faithful reviewing two of Mapplethorpe's portfolios. (22 min.)
 

Series I.E. Commissioned and commercial works, 1970-1993, undated

Physical Description: 32.3 linear feet (23 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)

Scope and Content Note

Series I.E. comprises Mapplethorpe's work created or repurposed for commercial use from 1970 to 1993. Materials include professional portfolios of his commercial work, binders of press clippings and tear sheets about his work and lifestyle, album covers featuring portraits of recording artists, commissioned work, advertisements, and blank postcards and greeting cards featuring his editioned prints.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by subject type and then chronologically within the section. Commercial portfolios and press binders have been kept in their original order.
 

Commercial work portfolios, 1983-1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

Three commercial portfolios consist of print ads, magazine and newspaper articles, and tear sheets of Robert Mapplethorpe's commercial work. The original layout of the print materials have been retained. The original contents of the binders are not to be removed. Several articles within each portfolio have been photocopied by the Getty Research Institute and are contained within each box for surrogate use.
Box 119

Commercial portfolio 1, 1985-1987, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 120

Commercial portfolio 2, 1983-1986, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 121

Commercial portfolio 3, 1986-1988, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Press binders, 1970-1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Fourteen press binders consist of magazine and newspaper articles about Robert Mapplethorpe and his work. Some materials about Patti Smith and Sam Wagstaff are also included. Binders are arranged according to the original numbering system and are in chronological order. The original layout of the print materials has been retained, and the contents of the binders are not to be removed. Several articles within each portfolio have been photocopied by the Getty Research Institute and are contained within each box for surrogate use.
Box 122

Press binder 0, 1970-1980, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 123

Press binder 1, 1970-1980, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 124

Press binder 2, 1980-1981, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 125

Press binder 3, 1981, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 126

Press binder 4, 1981-1983, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 127

Press binder 5, 1983, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 128

Press binder 6, 1983-1984, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 129

Press binder 7, 1984-1985, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 130

Press binder 8, 1985-1986, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 131

Press binder 9, 1986-1987, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 132

Press binder 10, 1987-1988, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 133

Press binder 11, 1988, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 134

Press binder 12, 1988-1990, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Press binder (unnumbered), 1988-1993, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Unnumbered binder. The materials from this binder have been removed and placed in folders.
Box 135, Folder 1-26

Articles, 1988-1993, undated

Flatfile 12**

Poster: Musee d'art contemporain, Pully/ Lausanne, 1991-1992

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 136

Empty binder, 1988-1993, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Record covers, 1975-1993

Scope and Content Note

Mapplethorpe photographed several recording artists including Patti Smith and Paul Simon. Thirteen album covers are included in the collection. Most are long-playing records (LP's) and there are two 45 rmp records. Some vinyl records are not included with the album cover, as indicated below. The records are arranged in chronological order. Access to the LP is restricted. These materials are available commercially.
 

Patti Smith, 1975-1988

Box 137, Item D28

Horses, 1975

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Long-playing (LP) record not included with the album cover.
Box 137, Item D29

Patti Smith Group, Wave, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Empty cover. No long-playing (LP) record included.
Box 137, Item D30-D33

Dream of Life, 1988

Physical Description: 4.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Four copies. D30-D32 contain long-playing (LP) records. D33 is just the cover.
Box 137, Item D34-D35

"People Have the Power" (45 rpm single), 1988

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two copies.
Box 137, Item D36

"People Have the Power" (long-playing single cover), 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Long-playing (LP) record not included with the album cover.
Box 137, Item D37-D38

Tapper Zukie, Man Ah Warrior, 1977

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two copies. Both contain long-playing (LP) records.
Box 137, Item D39

The Dial-A-Poem Poets, Sugar, Alcohol, and Meat, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains 2 long-playing (LP) records.
Box 137, Item D40

Simon F., Gun Control, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains long-playing (LP) record.
Box 137, Item D41

Joan Armatrading, Secret Secrets, 1985

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains long-playing (LP) record.
Box 137, Item D42-D44

Taj Mahal, Taj, 1986

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Three copies. All contain long-playing (LP) records.
Box 137, Item D45

Laurie Anderson, Strange Angels, 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains long-playing (LP) record.
Box 137, Item D46

Paul Simon, Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986, 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains long-playing (LP) record.
Box 137, Item D47

Unrest, Perfect Teeth (promotional copy), 1993

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains long-playing (LP) record.
 

Commissioned work, 1980-1988

Scope and Content Note

Contains work by Mapplethorpe commissioned by organizations or publications.
Box 291*, Folder 1

Contemporary Ballet (New York City), 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Sugar, Alcohol and Meat (Dial-a-Poem Poets), 1980

Box 140, Folder 1

Advertisement

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 6

Posters

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two unique posters. Two copies of each.
Flatfile 5**

Santa Fe Festival Theatre poster, 1985

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 138

Sexual Scenario, 1986

Physical Description: 10.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Ten cibachrome prints commissioned for Puritan magazine. Images are of a man and a woman engaging in sexual activities. Each print is signed and dated by Mapplethorpe.
Box 291*, Folder 1

"Look, Mom", American Jewish Theater poster, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 1

Scheier at Fifty/50 (pottery exhibition) poster, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Advertisements, 1978-1986, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes tear sheets and posters of Mapplethorpe's work completed or repurposed for use in advertisements.
 

Tokio Kumagai ad campaign, 1978, 1986, undated

Box 139, Folder 1

Photos men, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 139, Folder 2

Photos men, press clippings, 1978, 1986, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 139, Folder 3

Duplicates, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 139, Folder 4

Miscellaneous work printed in magazines, 1986, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 197, Item V23

Gillette: Natrel Plus, 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

VHS. (2 min.)
Box 139, Folder 5

Clippings of work from unidentified publications, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 291*, Folder 1

Oris Watch (Japan), undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 1

Sportscraft Energy Drink, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two small posters featuring Felix Brown and Javier Peral.
Box 139, Folder 6

Tear sheets featuring Mapplethorpe's jewelry, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Flatfile 4**

Gold (Japanese advertisement), undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 4**

Workout (Juvenile Diabetes), undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Postcards and greeting cards, 1980, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes blank postcards and greeting cards featuring Mapplethorpe's work. Some may be associated with specific galleries.
Box 140, Folder 2

Postcards, Robert Miller Gallery, 1980

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 140, Folder 3

Greeting cards, "A Robert Samuel Card," 1980

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 140, Folder 4

Postcards, bust with leaf and phallic stamen, undated

Physical Description: 125.0 items
Box 140, Folder 5-8

Miscellaneous blank greeting cards and postcards, undated

Physical Description: 150.0 items
 

Series I.F. Jewelry, 1970s

Physical Description: 3.8 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries incorporates Mapplethorpe's early creative pursuit of jewelry making. Each of these five necklaces were made by Mapplethorpe in the early 1970's. See Series III for Polaroids documenting other pieces of jewelry.

Arrangement

The items are arranged in the number order assigned by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
 

Necklaces, circa 1970

Box 141, Item 1

Untitled (necklace)

Scope and Content Note

RMF number: E03.
Box 141, Item 2

Untitled (necklace)

Scope and Content Note

RMF number: E09.
Box 141, Item 3

Untitled (necklace)

Scope and Content Note

RMF number: E13.
Box 141, Item 4

Untitled (necklace)

Scope and Content Note

RMF number: E19.
Box 141, Item 5

Untitled (necklace)

Scope and Content Note

RMF number: E22.
Box 142-143

Metal tool boxes, 1970s

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two metal boxes containing tools and supplies for jewelry and art making. Items included in the boxes are beads, nails, rubberbands, and rodent foot.
 

Series I.G. Films, 1978-1984

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes copies of two films directed by Robert Mapplethorpe from 1978 to 1984 featuring Patti Smith and Lisa Lyon. Access to original films are restricted until reformatting is complete.

Arrangement

This subseries has been arranged in chronological order.
 

Still Moving, 1978

Still Moving, 1978 (digital version available on-site only)

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Featuring Patti Smith. (13 min.)
Box 197, Item DVD3

DVD

Box 144, Item F1-F2

16 mm film

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Item F1 contains image and sound. Item F2 contains image only and is silent.
Box 197, Item V38, DVD2

Lady, 1984

Lady, 1984 (digital version available on-site only)

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Featuring Lisa Lyon. V38 is a VHS copy of the film. Copy DVD2 is a DVD. (7 min.)
 

Series II. Photographic practice, circa 1975-2000

Physical Description: 14.5 linear feet (33 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the way in which Mapplethorpe worked and developed his photographic technique. Included is an inventory containing more than 2000 index cards used to document and track his editioned prints. Also included are approximately 3500 Polaroid test shots related to his editioned prints and commercial work.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in four subseries: II.A. Card inventory of editioned prints; II.B. Shootings books; II.C. Model releases; II.D. Polaroid test shots.
 

Series II.A. Card inventory of editioned prints, circa 1979-circa 1991

Physical Description: 6.6 linear feet (16 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series II.A. consists of 2080 catalog cards (5 x 8 inches) of Mapplethorpe's editioned prints. The cards include title, date, number of editions, pricing, gallery names, dates sold and description of the subject. Also included are print numbers that correspond to numbers in the Shootings Books (Series II.B.). A thumbnail-sized gelatin silver print is inserted in each card, except as noted. Box 160 contains Cibachrome, Polaroid and chromogenic thumbnail-sized prints.

Arrangement

Cards are arranged in their original alphabetical order. Self-portraits are filed under 'A'.
Box 145

A-B

Scope and Content Note

Includes self-portraits filed under tab 'A'. Three cards are without a photograph.
Box 146

B-C

Box 147

C-D

Scope and Content Note

Two cards are without a photograph.
Box 148

E-G

Scope and Content Note

Six cards are without a photograph.
Box 149

H-K

Scope and Content Note

Four cards are without a photograph.
Box 150

L-M

Scope and Content Note

Five cards are without a photograph.
Box 151

M-P

Scope and Content Note

Two cards are without a photograph.
Box 152

P-S

Scope and Content Note

One card is without a photograph
Box 153

S

Scope and Content Note

Two card are without a photograph
Box 154

S-T

Scope and Content Note

Four cards are without a photograph.
Box 155

T-W

Scope and Content Note

One card is without a photograph.
Box 156

W-Z and flowers

Scope and Content Note

One card is without a photograph.
Box 157

Flowers

Scope and Content Note

Six cards are without a photograph.
Box 158

Lisa Lyon

Box 159

Lisa Lyon, platinum, platinum canvas, gravure

Box 160

Color flower

Scope and Content Note

Thumbnail-size color photographs include Cibachrome, Polaroid, and chromogenic prints. One card is without a photograph.
 

Series II.B. Shooting books, circa 1979-1989

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Series II.B. includes Mapplethorpe's shooting books from about 1979 to 1989. Eight of the hardcover notebooks list Mapplethorpe's editioned prints and include print numbers that correspond to the print numbers in the card inventory of editioned prints (Series II.A.), titles, dates, number of editions, gallery names and dates sold. A ninth notebook contains an inventory of Mapplethorpe's negatives. Also included is an inventory list of 20 x 24 inch photographs, dated 18 November 1987.

Arrangement

The files in this series are arranged in print number order with format specific inventories filed at the end.
Box 161, Folder 1

1-352

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 161, Folder 2

353-579

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 161, Folder 3

580-871

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 161, Folder 4

872-1186

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 161, Folder 5

1187-1681

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 161, Folder 6

1682-1898

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 161, Folder 7

1899-1969

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 161, Folder 8

Print inventory 20 x 24

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Two loose-leaf papers originally folded and placed inside front cover of Shootings book 1899-1969(folder 7). Dated 18 November 1987.
Box 161, Folder 9

Platinum

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Contains information on platinum prints with print number (starts with the letter P), title, date, number of editions, gallery name and date sold.
Box 161, Folder 10

Books of negatives

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Title derived from first page of notebook.
 

Series II.C. Model releases, 1978-2000

Physical Description: 1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The series contains model releases from 1978 to 2000, obtained during Mapplethorpe's lifetime and posthumously by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Included are 299 original model release cards filed alphabetically by last name, signed model release letters, photocopies of release cards related to specific publications and exhibitions, and summary spreadsheets of release statuses.

Arrangement

Items in this series are arranged according to their original order.
 

Original model releases, 1978-1992

Physical Description: 299.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes model release cards filed alphabetically by last name. Forty-five blank cards are filed at the end.
Box 162

A-S

Box 163

T-Z and [miscellaneous]

Box 164, Folder 1

Brooke Shields and Giorgio Paulino, 1985-1990

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some of the information in this folder has been redacted. Original items are SEALED until 2061 in box 298.
Box 164, Folder 2

Some Women, 1988-1992

Physical Description: 79.0 items
Box 164, Folder 3

Model release summary, 1995

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 164, Folder 4

Random House, 1992

Physical Description: 56.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some of the information in this folder has been redacted. Original items are SEALED until 2061 in box 298.
Box 164, Folder 5

Model release status, 1995-2000

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 164, Folder 6

Old model releases, 1978-1982

Physical Description: 108.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some of the information in this folder has been redacted. Original items are SEALED until 2061 in box 298.
Box 164, Folder 7

Database of model releases, 1995

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 164, Folder 8

Te neues, 1995

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Series II.D. Polaroid test shots, circa 1975-1989

Physical Description: 5.8 linear feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series II.D. is currently being digitized and is unavailable until digitization is complete.
The series contains 3054 Polaroid test shots taken by Robert Mapplethorpe from circa 1979 to 1989. Some of the Polaroids include annotations on lighting angles, filters, exposure times, and aperture settings. Many relate directly to Mapplethorpe's editioned prints including, but not limited to: Grace Jones, 1984; Keith Haring, 1984; Gregory Hines, 1985; Lydia Cheng, 1985; Patti Smith, 1986; Ed and Melody, 1988; and Watermelon with Knife, 1985. Also included are three spiral bound notebooks, dated circa 1975-1988, with Polaroids stapled to the pages accompanied by annotations on lighting angles, filters, exposure times, and aperture settings.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged according to subject category. Polaroids remain in their original order as designated by Mapplethorpe or his studio assistants.
 

Males

Physical Description: 915.0 items
 

Black male

Physical Description: 441.0 items
Box 165, Folder 2

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 265.0 items
Box 170, Folder 2

Color

Physical Description: 176.0 items
 

White male

Physical Description: 474.0 items
Box 167, Folder 1

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 290.0 items
Box 171, Folder 1

Color

Physical Description: 184.0 items
 

Females

Physical Description: 541.0 items
 

Black female

Physical Description: 54.0 items
Box 165, Folder 1

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 170, Folder 1

Color

Physical Description: 29.0 items
 

White female

Physical Description: 487.0 items
Box 166, Folder 1

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 325.0 items
Box 170, Folder 3

Color

Physical Description: 162.0 items
 

Couples

Physical Description: 123.0 items
Box 167, Folder 2

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 68.0 items
Box 171, Folder 2

Color

Physical Description: 55.0 items
 

Children

Physical Description: 44.0 items
Box 167, Folder 3

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 37.0 items
Box 170, Folder 4

Color

Physical Description: 7.0 items
 

Fashion

Physical Description: 153.0 items
Box 168, Folder 3

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 97.0 items
Box 172, Folder 2

Color and black-and-white

Physical Description: 56.0 items
 

Still life

Physical Description: 640.0 items
 

Flowers

Physical Description: 445.0 items
Box 168, Folder 1

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 266.0 items
Box 171, Folder 3

Color

Physical Description: 179.0 items
 

Objects

Physical Description: 195.0 items
Box 168, Folder 2

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 124.0 items
Box 172, Folder 1

Color

Physical Description: 71.0 items
 

4 x 5 Polaroids

Physical Description: 239.0 items
Box 168, Folder 4

Black-and-white

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 172, Folder 3

Color

Physical Description: 127.0 items
Box 173, Folder 1

Color

Physical Description: 107.0 items
Box 173, Folder 2

Ed and Mel (black-and-white and color)

Physical Description: 41.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Edward Mapplethorpe and Melody Danielson.
Box 173, Folder 3

Lisa Lyon (black-and-white and color)

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 173, Folder 4

Robert (black-and-white and color)

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 173, Folder 5

Patti Smith (black-and-white and color)

Physical Description: 38.0 items
Box 169, Folder 1

Miscellaneous (black-and-white and color)

Physical Description: 303.0 items
Box 174-176

Spiral notebooks circa 1975-1988

Scope and Content Note

These notebooks contain both color and black-and-white Polaroid test shots of fashion shoots, other sitters, and of Mapplethorpe himself.
Box 174

Notebook 1

Box 175

Notebook 2

Box 176

Notebook 3

 

Series III. Photographic documentation, 1969-circa 1989, undated

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series III contains photographs, Polaroids and slides that document Mapplethorpe's work from about 1969 to 1989. Included are 37 black-and-white prints documenting early sculpture, assemblages, and framed photographs hanging on walls. A few of the prints are by photographer Eeva Inkeri, courtesy of the Holly Solomon Gallery. Others are by Allan Finkelman, courtesy of the Robert Miller Gallery. Thirty-five Polaroids document Mapplethorpe's jewelry, sculptures, assemblages, and other work in his studio. Twelve black-and-white prints by Zindman/Fremont, courtesy of the Leo Castelli Gallery, document a Lisa Lyon exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery in 1983. Three slide carousals contain images of Mapplethorpe's photographs and were classified by subjects that he or his studio assistants assigned.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in chronological order. The slides have been removed from the slide carousels, and their original order has been retained.
Box 177, Folder 1

Mapplethorpe's early work (black-and-white prints), 1969-1987, undated

Physical Description: 37.0 items
Box 177, Folder 2

Studio and jewelry Polaroid documentation, circa 1971-circa 1989

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 177, Folder 3

Close up of "Lightbox" and Hermes bust (Polaroids), 1979-circa 1988

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 177, Folder 4

Installation photographs: Leo Castelli Gallery, 1983

Physical Description: 12.0 items
 

Slides, 1984, undated

Box 178, Folder 1

Tray 1: Portraits, dance (ballet), self-portraits (2): arm, drag, undated

Physical Description: 80.0 items
Box 178, Folder 2

Tray 2: Flowers, leather and S&M, black males, undated

Physical Description: 80.0 items
Box 178, Folder 3

Tray 3: New work, 1984, undated

Physical Description: 116.0 items
 

Series V. Exhibition files, 1977-1992, undated

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (1 box, 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

Series V contains records pertaining to numerous exhibitions during Robert Mapplethorpe's lifetime, but it is not comprehensive. The bulk of the materials are exhibition announcements, invitations, and posters. Also included are loan agreements, receipts, and exhibition catalogs. There is minimal correspondence between Mapplethorpe and others regarding exhibitions in this series. In some instances, the files also contain correspondence with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation immediately after Mapplethorpe's death. Also included in this series are videos featuring press coverage of exhibitions and videos documenting opening receptions. For posthumous exhibitions, see Series IX.B.

Arrangement

Files are arranged chronologically by exhibition date.
 

Exhibition invitations and ephemera, circa 1977-1989

Box 194, Folder 1-5

Invitations and ephemera, circa 1977-1989

Physical Description: 84.0 items
Box 291*, Folder 7

Oversized advertisements, 1986-1989

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

For events at The Saint.
 

Galerie Jurka, 1979-1980

Box 195, Folder 1

Exhibition catalogue, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains exhibition catalogue with inscription from Robert Mapplethorpe to Sam Wagstaff.
Box 291*, Folder 2

Poster, Robert Mapplethorpe, Fototentoonstelling, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 2

Poster, Black Males, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 195, Folder 2

Lawson de Celle Gallery, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Announcement for Blacks and Whites exhibition.
Box 195, Folder 3

Exhibition invitations addressed to Sam Wagstaff, 1980-1983

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 195, Folder 4

Stedelijk Museum, 1982

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of the exhibition catalogue, Instant Fotografie.
Box 291*, Folder 8-9

Photo posters: facade of building with banner for Mapplethorpe show, Venice, 1983

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 195, Folder 5

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1983-1984

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalogue and events calendar.
 

Lucio Amelio Foundation, 1983-1996

Box 195, Folder 6

Papers, 1983-1986, 1990-1996

Physical Description: 29.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes exhibition announcements, invoices, and correspondence between Robert Mapplethorpe and Lucio Amelio.
Box 291*, Folder 2

Exhibition poster, 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 195, Folder 7

Reviews (international), 1983-1984

Physical Description: 57.0 items
Box 195, Folder 8

Exhibition ephemera, Japan, 1985

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 195, Folder 9

Invitation to Portraits in Reflection gala, 1986

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 195, Folder 10

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Catalogue for Crosscurrents II.
Box 195, Folder 11

Exhibition prints (Whitney Museum), 1988

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Loan agreements.
Box 195, Folder 12

"Collection of the artist" (Whitney Museum), 1988

Physical Description: 36.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Loan agreements and receipts.
Box 195, Folder 13

Kunsthalle-Dusseldorf, 1988-1992

Physical Description: 76.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and various businesses.
Box 245*, Folder 4-5

Maquettes for large folding screens with models Lydia and Thomas, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Audiovisual material, 1988

Box 196, Item V1

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, 1988

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, 1988 (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

VHS video from the exhibition opening on December 9, 1988. Audio continuity issues during the first few minutes. (20 min.)
Box 196, Item V18

MTV News, Mapplethorpe 1988

MTV News, Mapplethorpe,, 1988 (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

VHS. Press about Mapplethorpe's exhibition at the Whitney. (2 min.)
Box 197, Item V27

Whitney opening with Robert Mapplethorpe 1988

Whitney opening with Robert Mapplethorpe,, 1988 (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

VHS video from the exhibition opening. This video contains footage of the exhibit installation and of Mapplethorpe with other guests at the opening reception. (35 min.)
 

Miscellaneous posters, 1983-1988, undated

Flatfile 5**

Mapplethorpe Photographie, Galerie Dusseldorf, 1983

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 5**

A Figura Heroica, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston (13 NY Artists), 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 3

Fotografias 1973-1983, Gallery Fernando Vijande, 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 4**

Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 3

Robert Mapplethorpe 1970/1983, Midland Group, United Kingdom, 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 3

Robert Mapplethorpe Photographies, 1978-1984, Gallery John A. Schweitzer, Montreal, 1984

Box 291*, Folder 3

Cita di Bologna Palazzo D'Accursio, 1986

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 3

Evocative Presence, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 5**

The Perfect Moment, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 3

Mapplethorpe, Robert Miller Gallery, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Series VI. Interviews and documentaries, circa 1980-circa 1989, undated

Physical Description: 2.2 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series VI contains videotaped interviews with Mapplethorpe and others, as well as documentaries about Mapplethorpe. Some of the documentaries feature interviews with Mapplethorpe, his colleagues and/or friends. Videos are VHS unless otherwise indicated. Videos are unavailable until reformatting is complete.

Arrangement

Items are arranged in chronological order.
Box 196, Item V12

Documentary from Spanish television, circa 1980-circa 1985

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Includes interviews with Mapplethorpe and Sam Wagstaff conducted in English. (162 min.)
Box 197, Item V36

Art/New York, 1983

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Mapplethorpe. Part of a video series on contemporary art. (24 min.)
Box 196, Item V4

Robert Mapplethorpe with Peter Van de Klashost, 1984 April

Robert Mapplethorpe with Peter Van de Klashost, 1984 April (digital version available on-site only)

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Video of Mapplethorpe and de Klashost talking while de Klashost has his portrait taken. (26 min.)
 

Arena, 1988

Box 196, Item V6, V14, V16

VHS

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Three copies. Documentary about Robert Mapplethorpe. Item V16 also includes copies of Lady (DVD2) and Still Moving (DVD3).
Box 197, Item V37

Betacam

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

(54 min.)
Box 197, Item V34

NHK Japan, circa 1989

NHK Japan, circa 1989 (digital version available on-site only)

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Japanese documentary about Mapplethorpe. Documentary is in Japanese and does not contain subtitles. (40 min.)
 

Robert Mapplethorpe, 2006

Scope and Content Note

Documentary of a 1983 interview with Robert Mapplethorpe in his downtown loft, by Inner Tube Video, producer-director Paul Tschinkel, and associate producer Sarah Berry.
Box 291*, Folder 4

Poster and postcard

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 197, Item DVD5

DVD

Scope and Content Note

Commercial DVD. Not reformatted.
Box 197, Item V30

Eye to Eye, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Jack Walls about Mapplethorpe. (19 min.)
 

Series VII. Financial and administrative files, 1964-1995, bulk 1975-1989, undated

Physical Description: 15.4 linear feet (30 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)

Scope and Content Note

Series VII comprises financial and administrative files between 1964 and 1995. The files are both personal and professional and trace the evolution of The Robert Mapplethorpe Studio at 24 Bond Street from a place where Mapplethorpe lived and worked from 1972 to 1981, to a space he used exclusively as a studio in 1981, to the office of Mapplethorpe's fully incorporated business in 1984. Mapplethorpe continued to conduct much of his personal business through the studio even after he was no longer living at 24 Bond Street, and as a result, the personal and professional documents are intertwined. Included are financial and administrative records relating to general studio operations, the sale and loan of his work, the purchase of art for his personal collection, fellowship applications, and legal and incorporation documents.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by administrative function. The files are in chronological order within the functional categories. Miscellaneous materials are filed at the end.
 

Apartment and studio documents, 1979-1991

Flatfile 11**

24 Bond Street, blueline print, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Architectural plans for renovation.
Box 198, Folder 1

Loft renovation, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 198, Folder 2-3

Mapplethorpe apartment, 77 Bleeker Street, 1981-1985

Physical Description: 41.0 items
 

Loft: 35 West 23rd Street, 1984-1991

Box 198, Folder 4

Papers

Physical Description: 67.0 items
Flatfile 9**

Oversized architectural plans,

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Blueline drawings.
Box 245*, Folder 1

24 Bond Street, work, storage unit plans, 1986

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Art sales and purchases, 1974-1991

Box 198, Folder 5

Sales, 1974

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 198, Folder 6

Art receipts (photography etc.), 1975-1976

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 198, Folder 7

Contracts and items sold, 1977-1980

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 198, Folder 8

Robert Miller: unique pieces sold, 1979-1989, 1991

Physical Description: 85.0 items
Box 198, Folder 9

Collection 1979, 1980

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 198, Folder 10

Collection, 1980

Physical Description: 36.0 items
Box 198, Folder 11

Mapplethorpe collection, purchases and receipts, 1981

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 198, Folder 12

Sotheby Park Bernet auction, 1982

Physical Description: 107.0 items
Box 198, Folder 13

Schub and Bear, 1982-1984

Physical Description: 39.0 items
Box 198, Folder 14

Contract press images, 1983-1986

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 198, Folder 15

Fotofolio [postcards and notecards], 1985-1995

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 198, Folder 16

Commissioned portraits, 1987

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Assistants and freelancers, 1980-1989, undated

Box 198, Folder 17

Employment requests, 1980

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 198, Folder 18

Photo assistants: Phillip Priolea, receipt and time, 1980

Physical Description: 32.0 items
Box 198, Folder 19

Freelancers, 1981, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 198, Folder 20-21

Assistants, 1984-1989

Physical Description: 121.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Due to privacy issues, some items in this folder have been redacted. Original copies are SEALED until 2061 in box 298.
Box 198, Folder 22

Javier's legal papers, 1985

Physical Description: 8.0 items
 

Bank accounts, 1979-1988

Box 199, Folder 1

Hanover Trust (check stubs), 1975-1976

Physical Description: 24.0 items
 

Personal checking account statements, 1979-1985

Box 199, Folder 2

1979 June

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 199, Folder 3-6

1980 January-December

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 199-200

1981 November-1982 December

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 200-201

1983 December-1985 December

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 202, Folder 1

Deposit tickets, 1980

Physical Description: 66.0 items
Box 202, Folder 2

Accountants, 1980-1981

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 202, Folder 3

Miscellaneous bank papers, 1980-1989

Physical Description: 36.0 items
Box 202, Folder 4

Check registers and deposit tickets, 1981-1985

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 202, Folder 5

General ledger, 1982-1984

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 202, Folder 6-7

Money market account, 1983-1984

Physical Description: 22.0 items
Box 202, Folder 8

Lynne Wood Company [accountant], 1984-1985

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 202, Folder 9

Miscellaneous bank papers, 1984-1988

Physical Description: 83.0 items
Box 202, Folder 10

Manufacturers Hanover Trust loan, 1985

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 202, Folder 11

Miscellaneous deposit slips, check registers, notes, 1985-1987

Physical Description: 48.0 items
 

Business checking account, 1985-1988

Box 203-205

1986 January-1988 January

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 205, Folder 3-6

Check stubs, 1985-1987

Physical Description: 590.0 items
Box 205, Folder 7

Blank checks, 1987

Physical Description: 76.0 items
Box 206*

Business account ledger, 1987-1990

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Bills and receipts, 1964-1989

Box 207, Folder 1

American Express, 1983

Physical Description: 31.0 items
 

Dinner, 1979-1980

Box 207, Folder 2

Bills, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 34.0 items
Box 207, Folder 3

Receipts, 1980

Physical Description: 13.0 items
 

Framing, 1975-1988

Box 207, Folder 4

1975

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 207, Folder 5

1976-1977

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 207, Folder 6

1980

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 207, Folder 7

Cochrane frame, 1988

Physical Description: 11.0 items
 

Medical, 1975-1987

Box 207, Folder 8-9

Doctor bills, 1975, 1980

Physical Description: 19.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Also includes some other miscellaneous bills.
Box 207, Folder 10

1981-1983

Physical Description: 33.0 items
Box 207, Folder 11

Miscellaneous, 1987

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 207, Folder 12

Movie expenses: Patti Smith, January 1978, 1977-1978

Physical Description: 33.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Expenses for Still Moving. Includes an annotated transcript of camera rolls 1-6 dated 10 April 1978.
Box 207, Folder 13

Paid invoices, 1981-1983

Physical Description: 69.0 items
Box 207, Folder 14

Personal receipts, 1978-1980

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 207, Folder 15-16

Petty cash, 1981-1983

Physical Description: 154.0 items
 

Photo processing, 1974-1983

Box 207, Folder 17

Modernage, photography (printing), 1974

Physical Description: 30.0 items
Box 207, Folder 18

Printing 1976, 1976-1977

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 207, Folder 19

Printing bills, 1977-1979

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 207, Folder 20

Tartoro Color Lab, 1982

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 207, Folder 21

Steve Rifkin, 1983

Physical Description: 8.0 items
 

Pratt Institute, 1964-1966, 1982-1985

Box 207, Folder 22

Loan information, 1964-1966, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 207, Folder 23

1982

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 208, Folder 1

Remittances and receipts, publication photos, lecture fees, 1978-1981

Physical Description: 70.0 items
 

Supplies, 1976-1983

Box 208, Folder 2

Camera equipment, dark room supplies, 1976-1977

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 208, Folder 3

East Street Gallery [photo supplies], 1976-1977

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 208, Folder 4

Art supplies 1979, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 208, Folder 5

Art supplies (mostly paid by check), 1980

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 208, Folder 6

Camera and dark room supplies, 1980

Physical Description: 70.0 items
Box 208, Folder 7

Cash payment, photo supply, 1980

Physical Description: 31.0 items
Box 208, Folder 8

Art, photo framing office expenditures, receipts, 1981

Physical Description: 110.0 items
Box 208, Folder 9

Barbara Walz [film cost breakdown], 1982

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 208, Folder 10

Photo supply, 1982-1983

Physical Description: 180.0 items
Box 208, Folder 11

Studio supply bills, 1982-1983

Physical Description: 93.0 items
Box 209, Folder 1-6

Telephone, Con Edison, answering service, 1976-1984

Physical Description: 246.0 items 6 folders
 

Miscellaneous, general, 1978-1989

Box 209, Folder 7

Unpaid bills, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 209, Folder 8

Miscellaneous bills and receipts (to be filed) 1982, 1980-1982

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 209, Folder 9

Miscellaneous payment receipts, 1984-1989

Physical Description: 89.0 items
 

Miscellaneous, filed alphabetically by year, 1984-1989

Scope and Content Note

This sections includes receipts that were filed alphabetically in accordion files by the Robert Mapplethorpe Studio from 1984-1989. The receipts in these files encompass many of the functions already listed in this section of the finding aid (i.e. framing, medical, petty cash, supplies) and include both personal and business receipts.
 

1984-1985

Box 210, Folder 1-6

A-D

Physical Description: 193.0 items
Box 210, Folder 7

F

Physical Description: 40.0 items
Box 210, Folder 8-9

H-K

Physical Description: 78.0 items
Box 211, Folder 1-2

L-M

Physical Description: 111.0 items
Box 211, Folder 3

Miscellaneous paid bills

Physical Description: 60.0 itmes
Box 211, Folder 4

Miscellaneous paid bills A-Z

Physical Description: 55.0 items
Box 211, Folder 5-7

N-O

Physical Description: 66.0 items
Box 211, Folder 8

P (personal receipts)

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 212, Folder 1-2

P (petty cash receipts)

Physical Description: 340.0 items
Box 212, Folder 3-5

R-T

Physical Description: 144.0 items
Box 212, Folder 6-7

T (travel)

Physical Description: 32.0 items
Box 212, Folder 8-9

Paid invoices

Physical Description: 141.0 items
 

1986

Box 213, Folder 1-4

A-D

Physical Description: 97.0 items
Box 213, Folder 5

F

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 213, Folder 6

I

Physical Description: 43.0 items
Box 213, Folder 7-9

K-M

Physical Description: 72.0 items
Box 213, Folder 10-11

Miscellaneous paid bills A-Z

Physical Description: 66.0 items
Box 213, Folder 12

Miscellaneous construction paid bills

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 213, Folder 13

P (personal)

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 214, Folder 1

P (petty cash)

Physical Description: 262.0 items
Box 214, Folder 2-4

S-V

Physical Description: 88.0 items
 

1987

Box 214, Folder 5-8

A-F

Physical Description: 167.0 items
Box 215, Folder 1

H

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 215, Folder 2-4

K-N

Physical Description: 90.0 items
Box 215, Folder 5

Paid invoices

Physical Description: 107.0 items
Box 215, Folder 6

P (petty cash)

Physical Description: 425.0 items
Box 216, Folder 1-2

S-U

Physical Description: 53.0 items
Box 216, Folder 3-4

Miscellaneous bills paid A-Z

Physical Description: 131.0 items
 

1987-1989

Box 216, Folder 5-6

A-B, 1988

Physical Description: 33.0 items
Box 216, Folder 7

C, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 216, Folder 8

D, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 50.0 items
Box 216, Folder 9-10

E-F, 1988

Physical Description: 46.0 items
Box 216, Folder 11

H-I, 1988

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 217, Folder 1-2

K-L, 1988

Physical Description: 55.0 items
Box 217, Folder 3

M, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 40.0 items
Box 217, Folder 4

N, 1988

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 217, Folder 5-7

P (petty cash), 1988

Physical Description: 1104.0 items
Box 218, Folder 1

Paid invoices, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 108.0 items
Box 218, Folder 2

Returned consignments and paid invoices, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 150.0 items
Box 218, Folder 3-4

S-T, 1988

Physical Description: 71.0 items
Box 218, Folder 5

Miscellaneous bills paid, 1988

Physical Description: 169.0 items
Box 218, Folder 6

X-Z, 1988

Physical Description: 24.0 items
 

Consignment forms, 1981-1990

Box 219, Folder 1-2

Finished receipts and sheets, 1981-1984

Physical Description: 239.0 items
Box 219, Folder 3

Old delivery memos, 1983-1989

Physical Description: 66.0 items
Box 219, Folder 4-7

Returned forms, 1984-1990

Physical Description: 640.0 items
Box 219, Folder 8

1985-1989

Physical Description: 32.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Originally labeled "can't find file."
 

Fellowship applications, 1979-1992

Box 220, Folder 1

Fellowships, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 220, Folder 2

Guggenheim fellowship, 1982-1988

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 220, Folder 3

New York Foundation for the Arts, 1985-1986

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 220, Folder 4

National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1982-1986, 1992

Physical Description: 8.0 items
 

General studio operations, 1977-1995, undated

Box 220, Folder 5

Furniture, 1977

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 220, Folder 6

Warranties, 1977

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 220, Folder 7

Phone numbers, messages, current 1978, undated

Physical Description: 99.0 items
Box 220, Folder 8

Light meter manuals, 1979, undated

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 220, Folder 9-10

Post office receipts, 1979-1982

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 220-221

Studio equipment, 1979-1982, undated

Physical Description: 70.0 items
Box 221, Folder 2

Electronics, stereo system, 1981

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 221, Folder 3

Denon (turn table), 1981

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Health and dental insurance, 1982-1990

Box 221, Folder 4

Insurance through 1985, 1982-1986

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 221, Folder 5

Dental policy (canceled), 1987-1988

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 221, Folder 6

Dun and Bradstreet (health insurance), 1988-1990

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 221, Folder 7-8

Messengers, couriers, 1983

Physical Description: 100.0 items
Box 221, Folder 9

Parkway Courier, 1983

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 262, Folder 1

Miscellaneous information, circa 1983-circa 1988

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Papers and a color photograph.
Box 221, Folder 10

Wells Fargo (security system), 1986

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 221, Folder 11

Customs, 1986-1988

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 221, Folder 12

Minolta (copier service), 1986-1990

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 221, Folder 13

Stationary, 1987, 1995

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 221, Folder 14

Delivery receipts, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 188.0 items
Box 222, Folder 1

Food, caterers, 1988-1989

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 222, Folder 2

Mailing list, 1988-1991

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 222, Folder 3

Engagement calendar, 1989

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 222, Folder 4

Black-and-white film receipt, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 222, Folder 5

Kodak Tech bulletins, undated

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 222, Folder 6

Film sheets, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 222, Folder 7

Publication forms for photos, undated

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 223-224

Rolodexes, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Legal, 1979-1989

Box 222, Folder 8

Sam Hardison's records (photocopies), 1979-1983

Physical Description: 97.0 items
Box 222, Folder 9

Our files on Hardison, 1979-1985

Physical Description: 71.0 items
Box 222, Folder 10

Dimitri Levas, Robert Mapplethorpe's will, 1987-1989

Physical Description: 25.0 items
 

Photo shoot logistics, 1978-1988, undated

 

Models, 1978-1988

Box 222, Folder 11

1978-1984, undated

Physical Description: 8.0 items
 

1984-1988

Box 222, Folder 12

Papers

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 262, Folder 2

Color Polaroids and photographs

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 222, Folder 13

R.M.'s choice, 1987, undated

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 222, Folder 14

Yeohlee, 1981-1982

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 222, Folder 15

Hair and make up, 1985, undated

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 222, Folder 16

Studio rental, 1986, undated

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 262, Folder 3

Backdrops, undated

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Papers and color Polaroids.
 

Miscellaneous press and ephemera, 1977-1986

Box 225, Folder 1

Camera magazine, 1977

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Signed by Mapplethorpe.
Box 225, Folder 2

Career [administrative press file], 1977-1979

Physical Description: 18.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes catalogs, reviews, articles, advertisements, and biographical material.
Box 244, Folder 2

Creatis, issue number 7, 1978

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Excerpts from the Creatis magazine issue on Mapplethorpe from 1978.
Box 225, Folder 3

An-An magazine, 1984

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Japanese magazine with English translation of article about Mapplethorpe.
Box 225, Folder 4

Ephemera from Japan trip, 1984

Physical Description: 34.0 items

Scope and Content Note

From a Lisa Lyon exhibition (non-Mapplethorpe) in Japan.
Box 225, Folder 5

New York Times article about Wagstaff collection, 1985

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 225, Folder 6

Light Impressions magazine, Certain People press, 1986

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 225, Folder 7

Miscellaneous press, 1986

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Robert Mapplethorpe, Inc. documents, 1984-1991

Box 225, Folder 8

"RON" (incorporation information), 1984-1985

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 225, Folder 9

Corporate identification numbers and papers, 1985-1987

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 225, Folder 10

Retirement, 1987

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 225, Folder 11

Financial statements, 1987-1991

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Tax, 1975-1990

Box 225, Folder 12

Payments, statements, 1975

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 225, Folder 13

1977-1980

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 225, Folder 14

1978-1980

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 225, Folder 15

Returns [and correspondence], 1980-1987

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 226, Folder 1

1983 tax return, 1983-1985

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 226, Folder 2

1984 tax return, 1984-1986

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 226, Folder 3

1985 corporate and personal tax return, 1986

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 226, Folder 4

1986 taxes, 1986-1987

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 226, Folder 5

Personal return, 1986-1987

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 226, Folder 6

Elections, 1987

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 226, Folder 7

1987 taxes, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 226, Folder 8

1988

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 226, Folder 9

Internal Revenue Service, 1988-1990

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 226, Folder 10

1989

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Travel, 1979-1983

Box 226, Folder 11-12

1979-1982

Physical Description: 67.0 items
Box 226, Folder 13

1980

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 226, Folder 14

1983

Physical Description: 40.0 items
 

Miscellaneous, 1978-1989

Box 226, Folder 15

Mapplethorpe resume, edited, 1978

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 226, Folder 17

Wagstaff memorial service, 1987

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 226, Folder 16

"Just to Thank You!", 1988

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Regarding the gifting of Mapplethorpe prints.
Box 226, Folder 18

Memorial, 1989

Physical Description: 15.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains information about the organization of Mapplethorpe's memorial service by his studio after his death. Includes black-and-white contact sheets of photographs from the memorial.
 

Series VIII. Collections and miscellaneous items, circa 1880-1989, undated

Physical Description: 19.0 linear feet (21 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series VIII comprises photographs, ephemera, and objects collected or acquired by Robert Mapplethorpe. The materials in Mapplethorpe's personal collection date from circa 1880 to 1989. This includes pornographic magazines, clippings and postcards, some of which may have been used as source material for early collages. Photographic material includes vintage and antique photographs and postcards, beefcake photographs, daguerreotypes, Polaroids, ambrotypes, miscellaneous black-and-white photographs, celluloid plaques, negatives and cartes-de-visite (card photographs). Materials that deal with Patti Smith are mostly ephemera including flyers and press materials from some of her early shows; various photographs and snapshots of Robert Mapplethorpe dating from circa 1946 to 1989, including pictures of him with Patti Smith, Sam Wagstaff, Fay Gold, Dimitri Levas, and Robert Rauchenberg. Other items include his skull cane, a poster inscribed by Marianne Faithful, non-Mapplethorpe exhibition invitations, and his honorable discharge certificate from the Army. Miscellaneous books and periodicals from the collection are listed at the end of the series. Duplicates are available in The Getty Research Institute general library collections.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetetically by material type or topic, and then chronologically within each category. Miscellaneous books and periodicals from the collection are listed at the end.
 

Collected pornography, circa 1965-circa 1975

 

Magazines, clippings, and postcards, circa 1965-circa 1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes pornographic images from magazines and other sources. Some of the items seem to have been collected for use in Mapplethorpe's collages and other artwork and may have pieces that have been cut out or include remnants of paint or ink.
Box 227, Folder 1-4

Ephemera

Physical Description: 115.0 items
Box 262, Folder 4

Negatives and transparencies

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 227, Folder 5

Hellbound in Leather, 1966

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Patti Smith ephemera, circa 1968-1982, undated

Box 227, Folder 6

Artist statement and list of works, Patti at Gotham Book Mart, circa 1968-circa 1973

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 227, Folder 7

Flyer, St. Marks Church-on-the-Bowery, 1971

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Patti stuff, 1975-1979, undated

Scope and Content Note

Original file title retained.
Box 227, Folder 8-9

Papers

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 262, Folder 5

Color photograph

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of Patti Smith and a cat.
Box 244, Folder 3-5

Oversized items

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 227, Folder 10

CBGB guest pass, 1977

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 227, Folder 11

Kommt, Galerie Verth Turske, ephemera, 1977

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 227, Folder 12

Patti memorabilia, 1978-1982, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 227, Folder 13

Description of Mapplethorpe's first meeting with Patti Smith, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 243, Folder 1

Typewritten note by Patti Smith describing Mapplethorpe's Polaroids, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Photographs of Mapplethorpe, circa 1946-1989, undated

Box 228, Folder 1

Photograph of three Mapplethorpe children, circa 1946-circa 1956

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 229

Robert Mapplethorpe with Patti Smith, circa 1968-circa 1975

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white contact sheets from a nude photo shoot of Mapplethorpe and Smith. The photographer is unknown.
Box 262, Folder 6

1973

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Color photographs.
Box 262, Folder 7

Mapplethorpe taking Polaroids of two children, circa 1975

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Three color photographs mounted in a cardboard frame.
Box 262, Folder 8

1980-1981

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Color photographs.
Box 228, Folder 2

With Sam Wagstaff in Arles, France, 1981

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 228, Folder 3

With Dimitri Levas and Robert Rauchenberg at Whitney Retrospective opening, 1988

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 228, Folder 4

At the Warhol Retrospective opening, circa 1988-1989

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 262, Folder 9

With Fay Gold, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Color photograph.
Box 262, Folder 10

Color photographs of a gallery opening, undated

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

With Harry Lunn and the Jakobsons. These are possibly photographs from Mapplethorpe's first solo exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery per a letter included in Press books: unnumbered, 1989-1993 in Box 135.
 

Vintage and antique photographs and postcards, circa 1880-circa 1970

 

Antique and vintage photographic materials and postcards, circa 1880-circa 1970

Physical Description: 74.0 items
Box 230-232

Daguerreotypes and ambrotypes,

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 233

Stereoscopic viewer,

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains one stereoscopic photograph (daguerreotype).
Box 234

Framed stereoscopic photograph,

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 235

Photo album, 1940's

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Small photo album (4.5 x 3.35") containing 38 black-and-white photographs from around World War II.
Box 236

Celluloid plaques, circa 1970

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains two 4 x 6 inch placques.
Box 237, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs, annotated, 1928, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 237, Folder 2

Black-and-white film and celebrity stills, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 237, Folder 3

Collected black-and-white photographs, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 237, Folder 4

Collected photographic items and postcards, circa 1880-circa 1910

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes stereoscopic cards, cabinet photographs and a postcard.
Box 237, Folder 5

Cartes-de-visite (card photographs), circa 1880-circa 1910

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Small black-and-white and colorized photographs featuring children.
Box 237, Folder 6

Photographs and photographic cards of nude women, undated

Physical Description: 46.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white and colorized cards and photographs.
 

Vintage photographs of nude men, circa 1940-circa 1960

Physical Description: 298.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes black-and-white beefcake photographs, most likely from the 1940's and 50's from various photographers or companies, including KoVert of Hollywood, Western Photography Guild, and Tony Lanza of Montreal. Sizes include 1.5 x 2 inches (appear to be cut from contact sheets), 4 x 5, 4 x 6, and 8 x 10 inches. Some of the images are duplicated amongst the sizes.
Box 238, Folder 1

Contact sheet prints, 1.5 x 2 inches

Physical Description: 66.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes two postage stamps that were in the box of contact prints.
Box 238, Folder 2

8 x 10 inch prints

Physical Description: 64.0 items
Box 239, Folder 1

4 x 5 inch prints

Physical Description: 136.0 items
Box 239, Folder 2

4 x 6 inch prints

Physical Description: 32.0 items
 

Miscellaneous photographic material, circa 1974-1980, undated

Box 262, Folder 11

Constructions, negatives, circa 1974

Physical Description: 70.0 items

Scope and Content Note

From Modernage printing of unidentified subject.
Box 262, Folder 12

Polaroid of artwork by William Wauer, Basel, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 262, Folder 13

Unidentified bondage color Polaroids, 1979, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 262, Folder 14

Photograph of Adal Alberto Maldonado, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

From the cover of Adal Alberto Maldonado's book, Falling Eyelids: A Photo Novella. The invitation to the book party is in Miscellaneous correspondence, 1977-1983 (Box 186, F. 12-15).
Box 262, Folder 15

Color photograph of unidentified male, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Miscellaneous items and ephemera, 1944-1989, bulk 1965-1989, undated

Box 243, Folder 2

Song Folio Music score: "Buy a Bond Today," 1944

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 228, Folder 5

Die-cut invitation for Dwan Gallery, 1965

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 228, Folder 6

Army honorable discharge certificate, 1967

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 245*, Folder 2

Pratt Graphic Art and Design poster, circa 1968

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 228, Folder 7

"Girl on a Motorcycle" poster inscribed by Marianne Faithful, circa 1968-circa 1976

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 228, Folder 8

Newspaper clipping, circa 1970-circa 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

With photo of David Croland, Eddie, Mapplethorpe, and an unknown woman.
Box 228, Folder 9

Photo of James Abbe print and exhibition brochure, 1975, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 228, Folder 10

Sketchbook with enclosures, circa 1977-circa 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 228, Folder 11

Rimshots: Inside the Fetish Factor, 1979

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Non-fiction essays by Mapplethorpe and Jack Fritscher.
Box 228, Folder 12

Invitation to "Rookwood" at Jordan Volpe Gallery, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 240

Box of textiles, lures, and polaroids, 1980s

 

Audiovisual material, 1980-1988

Scope and Content Note

All items are VHS.
Box 197, Item V28

World of Photography, 1980's

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Episode 16. (30 min.) Episode is regarding photography in general.
Box 197, Item V39

"Mia Boca," Jill Jones music video, 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

(5 min.)
Box 197, Item V31

Personal Invitation to the Rita Hayworth Gala, 1988

Scope and Content Note

Gala to benefit Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. (12 min.)
Box 228, Folder 13

Tear sheet with image of Mapplethorpe's living room, circa 1980-circa 1989

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 228, Folder 14

Invitation for George Dureau at Robert Samuel Gallery, 1981

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 228, Folder 15

Miscellaneous ephemera, 1982, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Cover of Artforum magazine and small Chinese booklet. No connection to Mapplethorpe exhibits or work.
Box 228, Folder 16

"Tiger" print, R. Federman, 1983

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 228, Folder 17

Bufo-Bufo, 1985

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Small pop-up book inscribed to Mapplethorpe.
Box 241**

Marble bust of Hermes, circa 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 242**

Skull cane, circa 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Used in editioned prints Map# 1859 and 1860.
Box 228, Folder 18

Bag from La Croisette with patch and carved monkey, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 228, Folder 19

Dice, undated

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Six dice in a small plastic bag.
Box 228, Folder 20

Cards with reproduced paintings of the Grand Canyon, undated

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 243, Folder 3

Number and letter rub-on transfers, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 228, Folder 21

Telephone/ address book with small photograph enclosed, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 245*, Folder 3

Zodiac chart for Mapplethorpe, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 293-294

Miscellaneous periodicals, 1976-1993

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 295

Miscellaneous books, 2006, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 items
 

Series IX. Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1989-2011, undated

Physical Description: 33.0 linear feet (50 boxes, 4 flatfile folders, 1 roll)

Scope and Content Note

Series IX contains material created and collected by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation from 1989 to 2011. Mapplethorpe established the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in 1988 to support photography as an art form and to fund medical research in the fight agains AIDS and HIV-related infection. The Foundation continued the artist's legacy by managing his archive, funding exhibitions and publications, and supporting the causes he cared about.
This series includes administrative files from the Foundation pertaining to the continued commercial use and publication of Mapplethorpe's photographs; files, ephemera and audiovisual material relating to exhibitions; and press and audiovisual materials relating to the censorship controversies surrounding Mapplethorpe's exhibition, The Perfect Moment, in the late 1980s-early 1990s.

Arrangement

Series IX is arranged in three subseries: IX.A. Administrative files; IX.B. Exhibition files; and IX.C. Press materials.
 

Series IX.A. Administrative files, 1989-circa 2011, undated

Physical Description: 7.6 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 flatfile folders)

Scope and Content Note

Series IX.A. includes administrative files created by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation from 1989-2011. This includes general office documents relating to policies, procedures, and accounting; books and publishing files; commercial files relating to reproduction of his work for advertisements and other ventures; objects and posters retained by the foundation; ephemera, and 27 CD-roms, ten of which are labeled "Guggenheim Museum, Mapplethorpe" (access to CD-roms restricted).

Arrangement note

This series is arranged in topical categories. All categories are arranged in chronological order, except for the category titled Books and publishing, which is arranged in alphabetical order to better faciliate access to files relating to specific publishers or publications.
 

Books and publishing, 1989-2003, undated

Arrangement note

This section has been arranged in alphabetical order.
 

Altars, 1995-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents, correspondence and invoices.
Box 246, Folder 1

1995

Physical Description: 70.0 items
Box 246, Folder 2

1995-1996

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 246, Folder 3

Book press, 1991

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 246, Folder 4

Bulfinch Press, 1991-1995

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 246, Folder 5

Deja Vu magazine, 1992

Physical Description: 36.0 items
Box 246, Folder 6

Flowers, 1989-1994

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 246, Folder 7

Kondasha Publishers, 1993-1995

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Lady Lisa Lyon, 1990-1995

Box 246, Folder 8

St. Martin's [re-publish], 1990

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 246, Folder 9

And Blackbook, small format, 1995

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 291*, Folder 10

Proof cover for Mapplethorpe, Patricia Morrisroe, 1995

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 249, Folder 7

Proof for Mapplethorpe, Museu de Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1997

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Pictures: Robert Mapplethorpe, 1999-2000, undated

Box 246, Folder 10

Press, 1999-2000

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Flatfile 7**

Proofs, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 246, Folder 11

David Price, 1995

Physical Description: 9.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Regarding writing a Mapplethorpe bibliography and a review for Altars.
Box 291*, Folder 11

Product proofs: 1997 and Te Neues 1991, 1991-1997

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 246, Folder 12

Publishing agreements, 1996-1997

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2018 in box 296.
 

Random House, 1990-1998

Box 246, Folder 13

1990-1992

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 249, Folder 6

Proof of cover for Mapplethorpe, Random House, 1992

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 246, Folder 14

Pistils, 1994-1998

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 246, Folder 15

1995-2000

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 249, Folder 9

Special Fotografie, number 33, color copy, 2003

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Te Neues, 1991-1996

Box 247, Folder 1

1991-1994

Physical Description: 34.0 items
Box 247, Folder 2

1991-1995

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 247, Folder 3

1995 products, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 247, Folder 4

1996 products, 1994-1995

Physical Description: 19.0 items
 

Commercial files, 1989-1997

Scope and Content Note

These files have been arranged in chronological order.
Box 247, Folder 5

John Gross, 1989-1990

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Lawyer dealing with rights, reproduction and commission issues.
Box 247, Folder 6

Blank notecards, after 1989

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

With Mapplethorpe images.
Box 139, Folder 7

Joop! and Helmut Lang advertisements, after 1989

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 247, Folder 7

Fashion Center, Kobe [sale of photographs], 1993-1994

Physical Description: 44.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2015 in box 296.
Box 247, Folder 8

Morgans Hotel, 1995

Physical Description: 13.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2016 in box 296.
Box 249, Folder 8

Book covers with Mapplethorpe images, 1997, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Posters, 1989-1995

Box 249, Folder 5

ACLU "Freedom to Differ," after 1989

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Two copies.
Box 291*, Folder 4

The Saint At Large (Black Party), 1990

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 4

Patti Smith, Early Work (book promotion), 1995

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 4**

"Honor Your Sexuality" (AIDS awareness campaign), undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

General office documents, 1989-1996

Arrangement note

These files have been arranged in chronological order.
Box 247, Folder 9

Dimitri [Levas], Michael Ward Stout, 1989

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 247, Folder 10

Payroll schedules [tax], 1989-1993, undated

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 247, Folder 11

Original consignment [form], after 1989

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 250*

Business account ledger, 1990

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 247, Folder 12

Merrill Lynch, 1990

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 247, Folder 13

General [policies on estate prints and donations], 1990-1991

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 247, Folder 14

8 x 10 film requests, 1990-1993

Physical Description: 58.0 items
Box 247, Folder 15

Films and video information, 1990-1994

Physical Description: 26.0 items
Box 247, Folder 16

Miscellaneous [photo] labs, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 248, Folder 1

Mini storage, 1994-1996

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 248, Folder 2

Invoices and receipts, 1995

Physical Description: 54.0 items
 

Miscellaneous files and ephemera, 1989-2006

Box 248, Folder 3-4

Christie's property receipts, 1989 August

Physical Description: 118.0 items
 

Boston, Mapplethorpe Laboratory for AIDS research benefit, 1990

Box 248, Folder 5

Boston benefit, 1990

Physical Description: 42.0 items
Box 248, Folder 6

Program, 1990

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 248, Folder 7

Lectures, panels, 1990

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 248, Folder 8

Museum of Modern Art calendar, 1990 October

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 251

The Society for Beth Israel benefactor award, 1990

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Presented to the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Box 137, Item D48

Eadweard Muybridge: Motion Studies, 1990-1994

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Laser disc with enclosed letter from the Addison Gallery of American Art.
Box 248, Folder 9

James Ford memorial program with Mapplethorpe image, 1992

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 248, Folder 10

Ensor painting, 1992-1993

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 248, Folder 11

Brochures for George Platt Lynes exhibit, 1993

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 248, Folder 12

Letter from Albert Roberts, 1993

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

About Lowell Nesbitt portrait.
Box 248, Folder 13

Dolinsky, Bruce of L.A., 1994

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 248, Folder 14

Gifts, 1994-1995

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2016 in box 296.
 

L.A. Shanti Tribute, 1997

Box 252

Crystal award

Box 196, Item V20

Video

 

Patti Smith, 1999-2000

Box 248, Folder 15

1999, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 248, Folder 16

Still Moving, fig-1, 2000

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Assorted flower posters, undated

Scope and Content Note

Six proofs of assorted flowers and one diptych.
Flatfile 8**

African daisy

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 8**

Cattleya

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 8**

Cypripedium

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 8**

Phalaenopsis amaryllis

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 8**

Tulips diptych

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 8**

White Rose

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

CD roms, circa 1990-circa 2011

Box 299, Item D49-D50

Mapplethorpe: The Catalogue Raisonne, 1996

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes one Windows CD-rom (D49) and one Macintosh CD-rom (D50). Access restricted. Originals are not compatible with current computer operating systems and are currently unavailable for use.
Box 253, Item D1-D27

Miscellaneous, circa 1990-circa 2011

Physical Description: 27.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes ten CDs labeled "Guggenheim Museum, Mapplethorpe," others labeled with possible MAP numbers, and some with no labels. Access restricted.
 

Series IX.B. Exhibition files, 1989-2011, undated

Physical Description: 12.3 linear feet (12 boxes, 3 flatfiles, 1 roll)

Scope and Content Note

Series IX.B. comprises materials relating to posthumous exhibitions of Mapplethorpe's work coordinated by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation from 1989-2011. Included are exhibition files, posters, invitations and announcements, ephemera, and exhibition related audiovisual material.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged in chronological order. The files are listed according to museum, gallery or venue location. Original file titles have been retained.
Box 194, Folder 6-11

Posthumous exhibition invitations and ephemera, 1989-circa 2011

Physical Description: 92.0 items
Box 254, Folder 1

List of controversial photos from the Institute of Contemporary Art show, circa 1989

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Miller Gallery, 1989-1994

Box 254, Folder 2

1989-1991

Physical Description: 16.0 items
Box 254, Folder 3

1991

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 254, Folder 4

P. MacGill, 1994

Physical Description: 3.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2015 in box 296.
Box 255

The Perfect Moment, Cincinnati, "Censorship is Obscene" t-shirt, 1990

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 254, Folder 5

Vollbild exhibition, Berlin, 1990-1991

Physical Description: 10.0 items
 

Acarigua Museum, 1989-1999

Box 254, Folder 6a

Exhibition catalogue, 1989

Box 254, Folder 6

Papers, 1990-1999

Physical Description: 31.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2020 in box 297.
 

Galeria Weber, Alexander y Cobo, Madrid, 1991-1992

Box 254, Folder 7

Reviews and articles, 1991

Physical Description: 63.0 items
Box 254, Folder 8

Mapplethorpe, April-May 1991, 1991-1992

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 254, Folder 9

Asher Edelman Foundation, 1991-1992

Physical Description: 27.0 items
Box 254, Folder 10

Mark Johnstone, 1991-1992

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 254, Folder 11

Miscellaneous shows, 1991-1992

Physical Description: 53.0 items
Box 254, Folder 12

Flora Photographica exhibition, 1992-1993

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 256, Folder 1

Mapplethorpe and [Elsa] Rady [exhibition], 1992-1993

Physical Description: 30.0 items
Box 256, Folder 2

Rainer Wick, 1992-1993

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 256, Folder 3

Frankfurter Kunstverein, 1993

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 256, Folder 4

In Dialogue, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1993

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 256, Folder 5

Norway, Galleri F15 Alby, Henei-Onstad Art Center, 1993

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 256, Folder 6

Foreign ephemera, 1993, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 256, Folder 7

Gardner Museum, Fall 1994, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2015 in box 296.
 

European Retrospective, etc., 1993-1995

Box 256, Folder 8

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 257, Folder 1-5

Moderna Museet press clippings, 1993

Physical Description: 40.0 items
Box 256, Folder 9

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 1993

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 256, Folder 10

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, press, 1993

Physical Description: 58.0 items
Box 256, Folder 11

Turun Taidemuseo, Turku, Finland, 1993

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 256, Folder 12-14

Centro Pecci, Prato, Italy, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 258, Folder 1

Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, 1994

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 258, Folder 2

Tel Aviv, 1994

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna, 1994-1995

Box 258, Folder 3

Papers, 1994-1995

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 291*, Folder 5

Exhibition invitation, 1994

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 258, Folder 4

"Sex and Magic," Sydney, Australia, 1995

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 258, Folder 5

Goteborgs Kunstmuseum, 1994

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 258, Folder 6

Studio Grassi Chatwin, 1994

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

California Museum of Photography, 1994-1995

Box 258, Folder 7

1994-1995

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2016 in box 296.
Box 262, Folder 16-17

Mapplethorpe/Weston, 1994-1995

Physical Description: 106.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Papers and color slides.
Box 258, Folder 8

Degrees of Abstraction, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1994-1995

Physical Description: 30.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2016 in box 296.
Box 258, Folder 9

Statens Konstmuseer, Sweden, 1994-1995

Physical Description: 69.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2016 in box 296.
Box 258, Folder 10

Trondhjems Kunstforening, Norway, 1994-1995

Physical Description: 23.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2016 in box 296.
Box 258, Folder 11

Pelham Art Center, 1995

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2016 in box 296.
Box 259

Exhibition report, Retrospective, Art Gallery of Western Australia, 1995

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Retrospective, City Gallery Wellington, 1995-1996

Box 260, Folder 1

Exhibition report, 1995-1996

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Flatfile 13**

Poster, 1995

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 196, Item V3

VHS, 1995-1996

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

(15 min.)
 

European Retrospective, 1996

Box 260, Folder 2

Catalog, 1996

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 260, Folder 3

Contract, 1996

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 260, Folder 4

Crate list, 1996

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2017 in box 296.
Box 260, Folder 5

Educational, 1996

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 260, Folder 6

Hayward Gallery press, 1996

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 260, Folder 7

Merchandise, 1996

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 260, Folder 8

Lisbon, 1996-1997

Physical Description: 31.0 items
 

Buenos Aires, 1996-1997

Box 262, Folder 18

Papers, 1997

Physical Description: 22.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Papers and color photographs.
Box 262, Folder 19

Museo Sivori publications, 1996

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 260, Folder 9

Korea, 1997

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 260, Folder 10

Czech, 1997-1998

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 260, Folder 11

Duisberg, 1997-1998

Physical Description: 51.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2019 in box 297.
Box 260, Folder 12

Venezuela, 1997-1998

Physical Description: 48.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file has been removed from this box and SEALED UNTIL 2019 in box 297.
Box 261, Folder 1

Table Tops, California Center for the Arts, 1997-1998

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 261, Folder 3

Le Siècle du Corps, Musée de L'Elysée, 1999-2000

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 261, Folder 4

Andy Warhol and Social Consciousness, exhibition ephemera, 2000

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 261, Folder 5

Chorus of Light, High Museum of Art, 2000-2001

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Das Versprechen der Fotografie, 2001

Box 261, Folder 6

Papers

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Flatfile 10**

Poster

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

Il Mondo di Robert Mapplethorpe, Kunst Meran and Merano arte, 2004

Box 261, Folder 7

CD Roms

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 261, Folder 8

Ephemera and press

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 291*, Folder 12

Exhibition poster 2004

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 292

Mapplethorpe's Rooms, Stella Art Gallery, Russia, 2005

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Spiral bound exhibition catalogue.
Box 261, Folder 9

Deadline, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, press packet, 2009-2010

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 196, Item V2

20th Century Costumes, Kobe Fashion Museum, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

VHS. Introduction to an exhibition. Stills of Mapplethorpe photographs included in the video. (2 min.)
 

Other exhibition posters, 1989-2011

Box 291*, Folder 5

American Photographs, James Danzinger Gallery, after 1989

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 5**

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1997

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 5**

Love's Body, Suntory Museum, Japan, 1999

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Flatfile 5**

Moving Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, 2002

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 291*, Folder 5

Robert Mapplethorpe: Sculptures and Hand-Painted Photographs, Asprey Jacques, 2002

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 6**

Mapplethorpe Portraits und Erotik, Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, 2006

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Roll 3**

Centro de Arte Contemporaneo (CAC) Malaga banner, 2009

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 6**

How Public is the Public Museum?, Moderna Museet, 2010

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 6**

Mapplethorpe Artist Rooms, Towner, Eastborne, 2010

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Flatfile 12**

NRW-Forum, Duesseldorf, 2010

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

C/O Berlin Retrospektive, 2011

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 261, Folder 10

Note included with posters

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

With tuxedo self-portrait

Box 291*, Folder 5

23.5 x 16.5 inches

Flatfile 6**

33 x 23 inches

Roll 3**

69 x 46.5 inches

 

With devil horns self-portrait

Flatfile 6**

23.5 x 16.5 inches

Flatfile 6**

33 x 23 inches

Roll 3**

69 x 46.5 inches

 

Series IX.C. Press materials, 1989-2003, undated

Physical Description: 13.1 linear feet (29 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series IX.C. comprises newspaper clippings, television news transcripts, and audiovisual material collected by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation relating to the censorship controversies surrounding Mapplethorpe's exhibition The Perfect Moment in the late 1980's-early 1990's. The articles, editorials and political cartoons cover funding policies at the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cincinnati trial and censorship in general. There are many duplicate copies of articles clipped from different publications. The general articles consist of miscellaneous press related to the Foundation.

Arrangement note

Materials in this series are arranged in chronological order. The newspaper clippings are broken down into categories based on the original file titles provided by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and are in chronological order within these categories.
 

Cincinnati and censorship controversy, 1989-2000

 

Newspaper clippings, 1989-1991

Arrangement note

Files in this section have been arranged based on the original order and categorized based on the original file titles provided by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Files are arranged in chronological order within categories.
 

Negative editorials, 1989-1991

Box 263, Folder 1

Very negative editorials, 1989 June-September

Box 263, Folder 2-3

Against all arts funding, 1989 July-September

Box 263, Folder 4-6

1989 June-August

Box 264, Folder 1-2

1989 August-September

Box 264, Folder 3-4

1989 August-November

Box 264, Folder 5-8

1989 September-December

Box 265, Folder 1-4

1989 November-1990 April

Box 265-266

1990 April-May

Box 266, Folder 5-6

1990 May-June

Box 267, Folder 1-4

1990 June-July

Box 267, Folder 5-6

1990 July-August

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 268, Folder 1-2

1990 August-September

Box 268, Folder 3-5

1990 September-October

Box 269, Folder 1-3

1990 October-1991 January

 

Negative editorials: James Kilpatrick, 1989

Box 269, Folder 4-5

1989 June-August

Box 270, Folder 1-4

1989 August

Box 270, Folder 5-7

1989 September-October

Box 271, Folder 1-3

1989 November-December

 

Positive editorials, 1989-1991

Box 272, Folder 1-4

1989 June-August

Box 272, Folder 5-7

1989 July-September

Box 273, Folder 1-3

1989 August

Box 273, Folder 4-7

1989 September-December

Box 274, Folder 1-3

1989 December-1990 April

Box 274, Folder 4-6

1990 April-June

Box 275, Folder 1-2

1990 June-July

Box 275, Folder 3-5

1990 July-August

Box 275, Folder 6

1990 August-September

Box 275-276

1990 September-1991 January

 

Mixed opinion editorials, 1989-1990

Box 276, Folder 3-4

1989 June-August

Box 276, Folder 5-7

1989 September-1990 April

Box 277, Folder 1-2

1990 April-July

Box 277, Folder 3-4

1990 July-December

 

Assorted articles, 1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

Labeled "Oddball."
Box 277, Folder 5-7

1989 July-September

Box 278, Folder 1-3

1989 September-1990 May

Box 278, Folder 4-5

1989 December-1990 May

Box 278, Folder 6-7

1990 April-June

Box 279, Folder 1-3

1990 June-July

Box 279, Folder 4-5

1990 July-August

Box 279, Folder 6-7

1990 August-September

Box 280, Folder 1-2

1990 October

Box 280, Folder 3-6

1990 October-December

Box 281, Folder 1

[Articles about] Andres Serrano, 1989 August-December

Box 281, Folder 2-4

Art Buchwald editorials, 1990 April-July

Box 281, Folder 5-6

Mike Royko editorials, 1990 April

 

Cincinnati trial, 1990

 

Indictment, 1990

Box 284, Folder 3-4

1990 April-May

 

General articles, 1990

Box 284-285

1990 February-April

Box 285-286

1990 April

Box 286, Folder 3-4

1990 April-May

Box 286, Folder 5-6

1990 May-June

Box 286, Folder 7

Reviews, 1990 March-April

 

Jesse Helms and company, 1989-1990

Box 287, Folder 1-3

1989 July-December

Box 287, Folder 4-5

1989 December-1990 May

Box 288, Folder 1-2

1990 May-August

Box 288, Folder 3-4

1990 August-November

Box 288, Folder 5

1990 October-December

Box 288, Folder 7

National Endowment for the Arts, 1990 December

Box 288, Folder 8

Robert Mapplethorpe obituaries, 1989 March

Box 289, Folder 1

Cartoons of censorship controversy (photocopies), 1989-1990

 

Television news transcripts, 1989-1991

Box 289, Folder 2

1989 July-August

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 289, Folder 3

1990 June-July

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 289, Folder 4

1990 August

Physical Description: 31.0 items
Box 289, Folder 5-6

1990 September

Physical Description: 48.0 items
Box 290, Folder 1-2

1990 October

Physical Description: 59.0 items
Box 290, Folder 3

1990 November-December

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 290, Folder 4

1991 January-February

Physical Description: 4.0 items
 

Audiovisual material, 1989-2000

Box 197, Item V40-V41

"Shooting Back," 1989

Shooting Back, 1989 (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

Two copies. NBC Sunday Today with Maria Shriver. Originally aired on July 6, 1989. (12 min.)
Box 196, Item V8a-V8b

Mapplethorpe Exhibits, Parts I and II, 1990

Mapplethorpe Exhibits, 1990 (digital version available on-site only)

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

WGBH Boston. (41 min.)
 

"Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit Controversy," 1990

Scope and Content Note

Includes network news clips about the controversy.
Box 196, Item V15

ABC, World News Tonight

Scope and Content Note

Originally aired April 4, 7, 8, 12 and 16, 1990.(9 min.)
Box 197, Item V42

CBS

CBS, 1990 (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

Includes clips from the CBS Morning News and the CBS Evening News. Originally aired on April 9 and 16, 1990. (5 min.)
Box 197, Item V32

CNN, Prime News

Scope and Content Note

Originally aired on April 5 and 9, 1990. (4 min.)
Box 196, Item V19

NBC Nightly News

Scope and Content Note

Originally aired on April 7, 8 and 10, 1990. (5 min.)
 

"Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibit Controversy: Art or Pornography," 1990

Scope and Content Note

Includes local news programming in Cincinnati about the controversy.
Board 196, Item V13a-V13b

WCPO-TV, Cincinnati

Scope and Content Note

Originally aired from February 26 to May 27, 1990. (184 min.)
Box 197, Item V33a-V33b

WLWT-TV, Cincinnati

Scope and Content Note

Originally aired from February 26 to May 27, 1990. (213 min.)
Box 197, Item V35a-V35b

WKRC-TV, Cincinnati

Scope and Content Note

Originally aired from March 21 to May 27, 1990. (174 min.)
Box 196, Item V7

Censorship, Obscenity and Free Speech, 1990

Scope and Content Note

Cablevision of Boston. Produced by Kathy Cleaver. (60 min.)
Box 197, Item V25

Connie Chung on Robert Mapplethorpe, 1990

Connie Chung on Robert Mapplethorpe, 1990 (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

Possibly includes Lynn Davis. (12 min.)
Box 196, Item V10

National Arts Emergency, 1990

National Arts Emergency,, 1990 (digital version)

Scope and Content Note

Produced by the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression, Branda Miller and Joy Silverman. (29 min.)
Box 197, Item V24

The Perfect Moment, Robert Mapplethorpe, 1990

The Perfect Moment, Robert Mapplethorpe,, 1990 (digital version available on-site only)

Scope and Content Note

Silent. University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA. (31 min.)
Box 196, Item V17

Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati, circa 1990

Scope and Content Note

By Tom Hunt Brooks. (25 min.)
Box 196, Item V5

Damned in the U.S.A., 1991

Scope and Content Note

Gabriel Films. Produced by Jonathan Stack. (68 min.)
Box 196, Item V21

America's Cultural Civil War, 1992

Scope and Content Note

People for the American Way, Table Rock Productions. (14 min.)
Box 197, Item V26

Charlie Rose, 1993

Scope and Content Note

Originally aired on April 6, 1993. (57 min.)
Box 196, Item V9

The Question of Equality, 1995

Scope and Content Note

Episode 102, "Culture Wars." A Testing the Limits production. (66 min.)
Box 196, Item V22

Dirty Pictures ad reel, 1999-2000

Scope and Content Note

Rough cut. The advertisement for Dirty Pictures precedes 30 minutes of the Showtime film Stray Dog. (31 min.)
Box 197, Item DVD4

Dirty Pictures, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Commercial DVD of the Showtime movie. Not reformatted.
Box 196, Item V11

Life and Times Tonight, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Richard Meyer regarding the Santa Monica Museum of Art exhibition of The Perfect Moment. (28 min.)
Box 197

Documentation included with videos, 1990

Physical Description: 7.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes log sheets from tapes V10, V13a, V13b, V33a, V33b, V35a, and V35b.
 

Other miscellaneous press, 1989-2000

Box 290, Folder 5

Long Island University Pioneer, 1989

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 290, Folder 6

National Coalition Against Censorship, 1990

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 290, Folder 7

Ohio State Quest, 1990

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 290, Folder 8

Press about James Fitzpatrick censorship lecture, 2000

Physical Description: 5.0 items
 

General articles, 1990-2003, undated

Box 290, Folder 9

Deaconess this Month, 1990

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

New England Deaconess Hospital newsletter.
Box 290, Folder 10

Article about Robert Miller Gallery, 1991

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 290, Folder 11

Press clippings (foreign), 1994-1998, undated

Physical Description: 34.0 items
Box 290, Folder 12

The Photograph Collector Newsletter (excerpt), 2002

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 290, Folder 13

Article about donation to Dallas Museum of Art, 2003

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 290, Folder 14

Gay City News, 2003

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Series IV. Correspondence, 1969-1991, undated

Physical Description: 6.2 linear feet (15 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)

Scope and Content Note

Series IV comprises Mapplethorpe's personal and professional correspondence from 1969 to 1991. The files primarily contain correspondence to Mapplethorpe from friends, lovers, galleries, and other business associates. A few items dated after Mapplethorpe's death in 1989 wrap up business or personal matters that commenced before his death.
Series IV.A. includes correspondence filed by individual, business associate or topic. Individual correspondents include Sam Wagstaff, Patti Smith, John McKendry, and Lisa Lyon; gallery and museum correspondents include the Ace Gallery, Leo Castelli Gallery, Eastman House, Robert Miller Gallery and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and publication and commercial correspondence includes files relating to books, magazines and commissioned work including Altars, Some Women and Puritan Magazine. Also included are correspondence files regarding speaking engagements and legal matters.
Series IV.B. comprises correspondence kept by Mapplethorpe and his assistants. These files contain both personal and professional correspondence including fan mail, notes, birthday, holiday and get well cards, invitations, and inquiries from galleries, museums and publications. Some of the correspondents include Harry Lunn, Germano Celant, Lisa Lyon, Philip Johnson, the Holly Solomon Gallery, Dominick Dunne, Ken Moody, Edward de Celle, and Fay Gold.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into two subseries: Series IV.A. Personal and professional correspondence; Series IV.B. General correspondence files.
 

Series IV.A. Personal and professional, 1969-1991, undated

Physical Description: 2.9 linear feet (7 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

Series IV.A. comprises correspondence filed by individual, business associate or topic from 1969 to 1991. Individual correspondents include Sam Wagstaff, Patti Smith, John McKendry, and Lisa Lyon; gallery and museum correspondents include the Ace Gallery, Leo Castelli Gallery, Eastman House, Robert Miller Gallery and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the publication and commercial correspondence includes files relating to books, magazines and commissioned work such as Altars, Some Women and Puritan Magazine. Also included are correspondence files regarding speaking engagements and legal matters.

Arrangement

This series is divided into two sections: correspondence with individuals and business related correspondence. Correspondence with individuals is arranged in alphabetical order by last name. Postcards from various individuals are in chronological order at the end. Business related correspondence is arranged by administrative function and is in alphabetical order within each function.
 

Correspondence with individuals, 1969-1989, undated

Box 179, Folder 1

Bondi, Inge, 1978

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 179, Folder 2

Bowers, Clifford, 1980, undated

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 179, Folder 3

Breger, Udo, 1980

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 179, Folder 4

Buczak, Brian, 1978

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 179, Folder 5

Celant, Germano, 1983-1988

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 179, Folder 6

Gooch, Brad, 1980, undated

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 179, Folder 7

Gund, Aggie, 1984-1987

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 179, Folder 8

Holzer, Jenny, circa 1985

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 179, Folder 9

Lyon, Lisa, 1981-1989

Physical Description: 27.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This file includes correspondence from Lyon and her attorney along with notes and logistical information about Lisa Lyon photo shoots.
Box 179, Folder 10

Maurel, Christian, 1981

Physical Description: 46.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Letter with pornographic photographs.
Box 179, Folder 11

McKendry, John, 1972-1977, undated

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 179, Folder 12

Means, Amanda, 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 179, Folder 13

Monk, Meredith, 1982-1985

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 179, Folder 14

Pociao, 1978-1980

Physical Description: 5.0 items
 

Smith, Patti, 1969-1987, undated

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Patti Smith to Mapplethorpe are SEALED for Smith's lifetime.
Box 180, Folder 1-2

1969

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 180, Folder 3

1971

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 180, Folder 4-5

1973-1974

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 180, Folder 6

1978

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 180, Folder 7

1987

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 180, Folder 8

undated

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 179, Folder 15

Tom of Finland, 1978-1979

Physical Description: 2.0 items
 

Wagstaff, Sam, 1972-1984, undated

Box 181, Folder 1-6

1972-1977

Physical Description: 35.0 items
Box 181, Folder 7-8

1979-1980

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 181, Folder 9

1982

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 181, Folder 10

undated

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 181, Folder 11

Postcards, 1973-1981, undated

Physical Description: 28.0 items
Box 181, Folder 12

Notes relating to Robert Mapplethorpe, 1972-1984, undated

Physical Description: 16.0 items
 

Mapplethorpe, Robert [press clippings, Wagstaff correspondence, ephemera], 1977-1988

Scope and Content Note

Contains business correspondence addressed to Wagstaff, press materials and ephemera about Robert, copies of poems by Patti Smith, and other administrative documents.
Box 181, Folder 13

Papers, 1977-1988

Physical Description: 30.0 items
Box 193, Folder 16

Color photographs, 1977-1988

Physical Description: 9.0 items
Box 244, Folder 1

Oversized material, 1977-1988

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 181, Folder 14

"Lady" notes, circa 1982-circa 1984

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 181, Folder 15

"Notes on the pictures by Wagstaff for Popular Photography," undated

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 181, Folder 16

Invitation from Robert Mapplethorpe to Sam Wagstaff, 1973

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 179, Folder 16

Walhein, Michelle, 1982-1983

Physical Description: 13.0 items
 

Assorted postcards, 1976-1981

Box 179, Folder 17

1976-1979

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 179, Folder 18

1980-1981

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 179, Folder 19

circa 1976-circa 1981

Physical Description: 6.0 items
 

Business related correspondence, 1975-1991

 

Gallery and museum correspondence, 1975-1988

 

Ace Gallery, 1981

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 182, Folder 1

Papers

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Flatfile 9**

Gallery floor plan

Physical Description: 1.0 item

Scope and Content Note

Architectural plan, blueline print. Includes copy of annotations listing photographic prints and locations in the gallery (possibly by Mapplethorpe).
Box 182, Folder 2

Artspace, Anne Walker, 1986-1987

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 182, Folder 3

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 1986

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 182, Folder 4

Berkeley Museum (University art museum), 1978-1981

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 182, Folder 5

Brown Wrapper Chicago gallery, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 13.0 items
Box 182, Folder 6

Castelli, 1983-1984

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 182, Folder 7

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 1982-1984

Physical Description: 18.0 items
Box 182, Folder 8

Corcoran Gallery, 1978

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 182, Folder 9

Corkin Gallery, 1983-1985

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 182, Folder 10

DeCelle, 80 Langton Street, 1979-1984

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 182, Folder 11

Documenta, 1981-1982

Physical Description: 15.0 items
Box 182, Folder 12

Dog Museum, 1984-1985

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 182, Folder 13

Eastman House, 1987

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 182, Folder 14-15

Equal Rights Amendment show, 1981

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 182, Folder 16

Frankfurter Kunstverein, 1980-1986

Physical Description: 12.0 items
Box 182, Folder 17

Galerie Von Bartha Basel, 1982-1983

Physical Description: 10.0 items
Box 182, Folder 18

Institute for Art and Urban Resources Inc., 1981

Physical Description: 40.0 items
Box 182, Folder 19

Institute of Contemporary Art, 1988

Physical Description: 1.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Invitation to The Perfect Moment.
Box 182, Folder 20

Kunsthalle Basel (Basler Kunstverein), 1981

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 182, Folder 21

Laforet Museum, 1984

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 182, Folder 22

La Jolla Museum, 1981

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 182, Folder 23

Larry Gagosian Gallery, 1982-1983

Physical Description: 18.0 items
 

Loans (personal art collection), 1977-1988

Box 182, Folder 24

1977

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 182, Folder 25

1979-1980

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 182, Folder 26

1980-1988

Physical Description: 19.0 items
Box 182, Folder 27

Lowinsky Gallery, 1978-1981

Physical Description: 24.0 items
Box 182, Folder 28

Marlborough Gallery, 1981

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 182, Folder 29

Maroney Gallery [art purchases], 1975-1981

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 182, Folder 30

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Visual Arts, 1982-1985

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 182, Folder 31

New York Historical Society, 1987

Physical Description: 15.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Regarding an exhibition of Sam Wagstaff's silver collection.
Box 182, Folder 32

The Photographer's Gallery, London, 1981-1983

Physical Description: 5.0 items
Box 183, Folder 1

Photographie Galerie (Dusseldorf), 1983

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 183, Folder 2

Planned Parenthood, Semaphore Gallery, 1981

Physical Description: 4.0 items
 

Robert Miller Gallery, 1978-1986

Box 183, Folder 3

1978-1982

Physical Description: 89.0 items
Box 183, Folder 4

1983

Physical Description: 33.0 items
Box 183, Folder 5

1984

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 183, Folder 6

1983-1985

Physical Description: 54.0 items
Box 183, Folder 7

1985-1986

Physical Description: 44.0 items
Box 183, Folder 8

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1981-1982

Physical Description: 14.0 items
Box 183, Folder 9

University of California, Berkeley museum loan, 1977-1979

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 183, Folder 10

Young-Hoffman Gallery, 1982-1983

Physical Description: 8.0 items
 

Miscellaneous gallery and museum correspondence, 1977-1980

Box 183, Folder 11

Gallery and shows, 1977-1978

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 183, Folder 12

Gallery, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 183, Folder 13

Museum, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 9.0 items
 

Publication and commercial correspondence, 1978-1991

Box 184, Folder 1

The Agency [letter from Tom Petchkis], 1983

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 184, Folder 2

Altars: releases [copies], 1979-1989

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 184, Folder 3

Aperture, after 1983

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 184, Folder 4

Art Forum, 1981-1983

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 184, Folder 5

Black Book, 1986-1991

Physical Description: 43.0 items
Box 184, Folder 6

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Next Wave, 1983-1984

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 184, Folder 7

Callaway Editions, 1982-1984

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 184, Folder 8

Contemporary Ballet Company, 1980

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 184, Folder 9

Creatis, 1978-1980

Physical Description: 3.0 items
Box 184, Folder 10

DNP printers 1982-1985

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 184, Folder 11

Alex Dube, Dube Zakin Management, 1985

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 184, Folder 12

Exquisite Creatures, 1982

Physical Description: 4.0 items
Box 184, Folder 13

Jan Fabre [ The Power of Theatrical Madness], 1985-1987, 1990

Physical Description: 8.0 items
Box 184, Folder 14

Purchasing rights [Molissa Fenley], 1984

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 184, Folder 15

Film projects, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 184, Folder 16

Greenhouse Publications, 1986

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 184, Folder 17

Lewin and Matthews [commercial representation], 1984

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 184, Folder 18

Limited Editions Club, 1987-1988

Physical Description: 29.0 items
Box 184, Folder 19

Parco [Gallery book], 1987-1990

Physical Description: 25.0 items
Box 184, Folder 20

Publications, 1978-1980

Physical Description: 32.0 items
Box 184, Folder 21

Puritan Magazine, 1986

Physical Description: 3.0 items
 

Some Women,

Box 185, Folder 1

1987-1989

Physical Description: 54.0 items
Box 185, Folder 2

1987-1991

Physical Description: 43.0 items
Box 249, Folder 1-4

Galleys/ mock-up, 1989

Physical Description: 11.0 items
Box 185, Folder 3

RCA Records, 1981-1982

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 243, Folder 4-7

Trade paperback "dummy," 1987

Physical Description: 1.0 item
Box 185, Folder 4

Twelvetrees Press, Certain People, 1984-1990

Physical Description: 30.0 items
 

Speaking engagements, 1980-1985

Box 185, Folder 5

Lectures, 1983-1985

Physical Description: 23.0 items
Box 185, Folder 6

Other, 1980

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Legal correspondence, 1982-1987

Box 185, Folder 7

Alex Hartnett [lawyer], 1982-1985

Physical Description: 20.0 items
Box 185, Folder 8

Chrysalis Records, 1984-1987

Physical Description: 17.0 items
Box 185, Folder 9

Hardison case, 1984-1987

Physical Description: 37.0 items
 

Series IV.B. General correspondence files, 1973-1990, undated

Physical Description: 3.3 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

Series IV.B. comprises correspondence files kept in roughly chronological order by Mapplethorpe and his assistants from 1973 to 1989. These folders contain both personal and professional correspondence including fan mail, birthday, holiday and get well cards, invitations, and inquiries from galleries, museums and publications. Some of the correspondents include Harry Lunn, Germano Celant, Lisa Lyon, Philip Johnson, the Holly Solomon Gallery, Dominick Dunne, Ken Moody, Edward de Celle, and Fay Gold.

Arrangement

Files are arranged in chronological order.
Box 186, Folder 1-2

Personal notes, returned invitations, 1973-1980

Physical Description: 39.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Germano Celant, Jeff Fraenkel and Harry Lunn and announcements for the exhibition Just Photographs at the Texas Gallery in 1979. Also includes a card with human hair attached from an indiviudal Robert had met.
Box 186, Folder 3

1973-1978

Physical Description: 30.0 items
Box 186, Folder 4

Loose envelopes, 1977-1981

Physical Description: 4.0 items
 

Miscellaneous items, circa 1977-circa 1982

 

circa 1977-circa 1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes blank postcards and exhibition programs.
Box 186, Folder 5

Papers

Physical Description: 7.0 items
Box 193, Folder 1

Polaroid

Physical Description: 1.0 item
 

1978-circa 1981

Box 186, Folder 6

Postcard to John Cheim, 1978

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 186, Folder 7

Frank Rose and unidentified guest list, 1979, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Labeled: "look at this NOW."
Box 186, Folder 8

Exhibition commentary, circa 1979-circa 1981

Physical Description: 2.0 items
Box 186, Folder 9

"The Irresponsible Art of Robert Mapplethorpe," Edmund White, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 186, Folder 10

Typed quotation by "K. Narric, arresting officer, Rheims," undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
Box 186, Folder 11

"Yes Ma'am" by Frank Rose, undated

Physical Description: 1.0 items
 

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1977-1989

 

1977-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Lisa Lyon, production schedules, and a treatment for Lady, Lisa Lyon. Also includes correspondence from Phyllis Tweel, Claudia Sternberg, Udo Breger, Fredericka Hunter, Germano Celant, Pociao, and Glenn Close.
Box 186, Folder 12-15

Papers,

Physical Description: 237.0 items
Box 193, Folder 2

Color photographs and one slide,

Physical Description: 6.0 items
Box 187, Folder 1

1984-1985

Physical Description: 27.0 items
 

1984-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Sheila Metzner, Udo Breger, Lisa Lyon, Janet Kardon, Fay Gold, and Elsa Rady.
Box 187, Folder 2-3

Papers

Physical Description: 68.0 items
Box 193, Folder 3

Color Polaroids, slides and photographs

Physical Description: 11.0 items
 

1985-1989

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes congratulating him on his National Portrait Gallery exhibition in Spring 1988 and Vanity Fair profile in early 1989. Includes correspondence from Holly Solomon, Dominick Dunne, Ingrid Sischy, Edward de Celle, Janet Kardon, Milton Moore, Yoko Ono, and Anna Wintour.
Box 187, Folder 4-7

Papers

Physical Description: 102.0 items
Box 193, Folder 4

Color photographs and Polaroids

Physical Description: 21.0 items
Box 188, Folder 1

1978

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Harry Lunn, Philip Johnson and the Holly Solomon Gallery.
Box 188, Folder 2

1978-1979

Physical Description: 40.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Helmut Newton, Pociao, Fredericka Hunter, and Rob Jurka.
 

1978-1989

Box 188, Folder 3-4

Papers

Physical Description: 32.0 items
Box 193, Folder 5

Color photographs

Physical Description: 4.0 items