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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)

 
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - Orchids - dye-transfer print - 22 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.
Orchids198922 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. dye-transfer print
Provenance
with Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, 10 October 2005, lot 229
Private Collection, Santa Barbara, California, acquired from above

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