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Robert Mapplethorpe papers and photographs, circa 1850-2011, bulk 1970-1989

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Series I. Creative work, circa 1850-2009 (bulk 1960-1988)
Series I.A. Artworks by Robert Mapplethorpe, circa 1964-1988
Series I.B. Artworks by others, circa 1850-2009 (bulk 1969-1988)
Series I.C. Non-editioned prints, 1974-1989, 2008
Series I.D. Portfolios, circa 1970-2005
Series I.E. Commissioned and commercial works, 1970-1993, undated
Series I.F. Jewelry, 1970s
Series I.G. Films, 1978-1984
Series II. Photographic practice, circa 1975-2000
Series II.A. Card inventory of editioned prints, circa 1979-circa 1991
Series II.B. Shooting books, circa 1979-1989
Series II.C. Model releases, 1978-2000
Series II.D. Polaroid test shots, circa 1975-1989
Series III. Photographic documentation, 1969-circa 1989, undated
Series V. Exhibition files, 1977-1992, undated
Series VI. Interviews and documentaries, circa 1980-circa 1989, undated
Series VII. Financial and administrative files, 1964-1995, bulk 1975-1989, undated
Series VIII. Collections and miscellaneous items, circa 1880-1989, undated
Series IX. Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1977-2011, undated
Series IX.A. Administrative files, 1989-circa 2011, undated
Series IX.B. Exhibition files, 1989-2011, undated
Series IX.C. Press materials and published works, 1989-2003, undated
Series IV. Correspondence, 1969-1991, undated
Series IV.A. Personal and professional, 1969-1991, undated
Series IV.B. General correspondence files, 1973-1990, undated
Mapplethorpe (Robert) papers

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Preferred Citation

Robert Mapplethorpe papers and photographs, circa 1850-2011 (bulk 1970-1989), The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2011.M.20.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2011m20

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2011.

Series I.A and I.B: Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Series I.C through Series IX: Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

Processing History

Sheila Prospero, Anne-Marie Walsh, Alexis Adkins, and Lilly Tsukahira processed, re-housed and cataloged Series I.A. and Series I.B. from July-September 2011 under the supervision of Beth Guynn. Revisions were completed by Annette Doss in 2012.

Zulay Chang processed, re-housed and cataloged Series I.C. and Series II from September 2011 to May 2012 under the supervision of Beth Guynn. Series I.C. was revised by Katie Duvall and Annette Doss.

Portfolio facsimiles were assembled and described by Jade Finlinson in 2018.

With grant funding from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Katie Duvall processed, re-housed and cataloged Series I.D. through Series I.F., and Series III through Series IX from November 2011 to November 2012 under the supervision of Annette Doss. Revisions after November 2012 were done by Emmabeth Nanol.

Items in the following boxes require conservation treatment: box 26, 29-31, 49*, 52*, 54, 56, 59*, ff.3**.

Accruals

A DVD of the documenatry Robert Mapplethorpe (2006) by Paul Tschinkel was added to the collection in January 2013 (DVD5).




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