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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
Series V. Exhibition files, 1977-1992, undated 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 2 flatfile folders)
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.
Files are arranged chronologically by exhibition date.
Exhibition invitations and ephemera, circa 1977-1989
box folder
194 1-5 Invitations and ephemera, circa 1977-1989 84 items
box folder
291* 7 Oversized advertisements, 1986-1989 2 items
For events at The Saint.
Galerie Jurka, 1979-1980
box folder
195 1 Exhibition catalogue, 1979 1 items
Contains exhibition catalogue with inscription from Robert Mapplethorpe to Sam Wagstaff.
box folder
291* 2 Poster, Robert Mapplethorpe, Fototentoonstelling, 1979 1 item
291* 2 Poster, Black Males, 1980 1 item
box folder
195 2 Lawson de Celle Gallery, 1980 1 items
Announcement for Blacks and Whites exhibition.
195 3 Exhibition invitations addressed to Sam Wagstaff, 1980-1983 2 items
195 4 Stedelijk Museum, 1982 3 items
Two copies of the exhibition catalogue, Instant Fotografie.
box folder
291* 8-9 Photo posters: facade of building with banner for Mapplethorpe show, Venice, 1983 2 items
box folder
195 5 Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, 1983-1984 2 items
Exhibition catalogue and events calendar.
Lucio Amelio Foundation, 1983-1996
box folder
195 6 Papers, 1983-1986, 1990-1996 29 items
Includes exhibition announcements, invoices, and correspondence between Robert Mapplethorpe and Lucio Amelio.
box folder
291* 2 Exhibition poster, 1984 1 item
box folder
195 7 Reviews (international), 1983-1984 57 items
195 8 Exhibition ephemera, Japan, 1985 2 items
195 9 Invitation to Portraits in Reflection gala, 1986 1 items
195 10 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986 1 item
Catalogue for Crosscurrents II.
195 11 Exhibition prints (Whitney Museum), 1988 30 items
Loan agreements.
195 12 "Collection of the artist" (Whitney Museum), 1988 36 items
Loan agreements and receipts.
195 13 Kunsthalle-Dusseldorf, 1988-1992 76 items
Includes correspondence between the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and various businesses.
box folder
245* 4-5 Maquettes for large folding screens with models Lydia and Thomas, undated 2 items
Audiovisual material, 1988
box item
196 V1 Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, 1988
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia: 1988

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

VHS. Press about Mapplethorpe's exhibition at the Whitney. (2 min.)
box item
197 V27 Whitney opening with Robert Mapplethorpe 1988
Whitney opening with Robert Mapplethorpe,: 1988

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
5** Mapplethorpe Photographie, Galerie Dusseldorf, 1983 1 item
5** A Figura Heroica, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston (13 NY Artists), 1984 1 item
box folder
291* 3 Fotografias 1973-1983, Gallery Fernando Vijande, 1984 1 item
4** Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984 1 item
box folder
291* 3 Robert Mapplethorpe 1970/1983, Midland Group, United Kingdom, 1984 1 item
291* 3 Robert Mapplethorpe Photographies, 1978-1984, Gallery John A. Schweitzer, Montreal, 1984
291* 3 Cita di Bologna Palazzo D'Accursio, 1986 1 item
291* 3 Evocative Presence, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1988 1 item
5** The Perfect Moment, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1988 1 item
13** Robert Mapplethorpe: Retrospective, City Gallery Wellington, 1995-1996 1 item
box folder
291* 3 Mapplethorpe, Robert Miller Gallery, undated 1 item

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