Don Herron Signed Artist’s Proof “Tubshots” Robert Mapplethorpe Black and White Photograph
A 1978 black and white photograph by American photographer Don Herron (1941-2012). In the photograph, the American portrait photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe is depicted nude inside a water filled bath tub. This photograph is from a series by Herron titled Tubshots, which encompassed a series of bath tub portraits of artists Don Herron befriended, embraced and admired. The photograph is hand signed, dated February 27th, 1978, and numbered "A/P 3/4". The photograph is presented behind white mat in a black wooden frame.
Cortland Jessup, the owner of the Cortland Jessup Gallery where Herron's Tubshots series was displayed, hand-wrote a note on the verso of this photograph about the edition. The note reads: "Please note-in an attempt to explain what appears to be alteration re: numbering of this print: There was confusion temporarily on the edition numbering + the artist inadvertently numbered this print as 10/10 instead of AP 3/4. Rather than reprint the change was made in pencil. Frame 1 #10/10 at this date 9/14/93 has not been printed to the best of my knowledge."
23.5" x 27.5" x 1.5" (frame); 19" x 13.5" (sight).
Age appropriate wear. Some wear to the edges of the photograph that is covered by the mat. Some wear to the frame.
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