Title of Work
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 in Floral Park, NY. Mapplethorpe attended Pratt Institute in 1963 were he obtained his BFA in painting and sculpture in 1970. Mapplethorpe did not originally intend to become a photographer, originally he made collages that incorporated images of men from pornographic magazine with some found objects and his painting. He is best known for his photography of still lifes, homoerotic images and portraits. Robert Mapplethorpe has work in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Museum and several others.
Artists' Postcards Series II
Black and white photograph of a muscular man in black underwear holding his arms behind his back, this image is surrounded by a red border on the postcard.
UND Art Collections owns 54 copies of this postcard.
Text in upper left hand corner of postcard:
Robert Mapplethorpe, Torso
© Artists' Postcards 1978, N.Y.C.
Text in top center of postcard:
Artists' Postcards Logo
Text in bottom left of postcard:
Exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Fall 1978
Four address lines are located on the bottom right side of the postcard.