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

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content of Collection
Restrictions
Indexing Terms
Related Material
Administrative Information
Other Finding Aids
Container List
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 IX. Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1977-2011, undated 33 Linear Feet (50 boxes, 4 flatfile folders, 1 roll)
Series IX.A. Administrative files, 1989-circa 2011, undated 7.6 Linear Feet (9 boxes, 1 flatfile folders)
Series IX.A. includes administrative files created by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation from 1989-2011. This includes general office documents relating to policies, procedures, and accounting; books and publishing files; commercial files relating to reproduction of his work for advertisements and other ventures; objects and posters retained by the foundation; ephemera, and 27 CD-roms, ten of which are labeled "Guggenheim Museum, Mapplethorpe" (access to CD-roms restricted).
Arrangement
This series is arranged in topical categories. All categories are arranged in chronological order, except for the category titled Books and publishing, which is arranged in alphabetical order to better faciliate access to files relating to specific publishers or publications.
Books and publishing, 1989-2003, undated
Arrangement
This section has been arranged in alphabetical order.
Altars, 1995-1996
Includes documents, correspondence and invoices.
box folder
246 1 1995 70 items
246 2 1995-1996 42 items
246 3 Book press, 1991 7 items
246 4 Bulfinch Press, 1991-1995 29 items
246 5 Deja Vu magazine, 1992 36 items
246 6 Flowers, 1989-1994 27 items
246 7 Kondasha Publishers, 1993-1995 6 items
Lady Lisa Lyon, 1990-1995
box folder
246 8 St. Martin's [re-publish], 1990 2 items
246 9 And Blackbook, small format, 1995 4 items
box folder
291* 10 Proof cover for Mapplethorpe, Patricia Morrisroe, 1995 1 item
box folder
249 7 Proof for Mapplethorpe, Museu de Moderna de Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1997 1 items
Pictures: Robert Mapplethorpe, 1999-2000, undated
box folder
246 10 Press, 1999-2000 18 items
flatfile
7** Proofs, undated 2 items
box folder
246 11 David Price, 1995 9 items
Regarding writing a Mapplethorpe bibliography and a review for Altars.
box folder
291* 11 Product proofs: 1997 and Te Neues 1991, 1991-1997 35 items
box folder
246 12 Publishing agreements, 1996-1997 3 items
Random House, 1990-1998
box folder
246 13 1990-1992 16 items
box folder
249 6 Proof of cover for Mapplethorpe, Random House, 1992 1 items
box folder
246 14 Pistils, 1994-1998 23 items
246 15 1995-2000 18 items
box folder
249 9 Special Fotografie, number 33, color copy, 2003 1 items
Te Neues, 1991-1996
box folder
247 1 1991-1994 34 items
247 2 1991-1995 12 items
247 3 1995 products, 1993-1994 24 items
247 4 1996 products, 1994-1995 19 items
Commercial files, 1989-1997
These files have been arranged in chronological order.
box folder
247 5 John Gross, 1989-1990 4 items
Lawyer dealing with rights, reproduction and commission issues.
247 6 Blank notecards, after 1989 14 items
With Mapplethorpe images.
box folder
139 7 Joop! and Helmut Lang advertisements, after 1989 2 items
box folder
247 7 Fashion Center, Kobe [sale of photographs], 1993-1994 44 items
247 8 Morgans Hotel, 1995 13 items
box folder
249 8 Book covers with Mapplethorpe images, 1997, undated 2 items
Posters, 1989-1995
box folder
249 5 ACLU "Freedom to Differ," after 1989 2 items
Two copies.
box folder
291* 4 The Saint At Large (Black Party), 1990 1 item
291* 4 Patti Smith, Early Work (book promotion), 1995 1 item
flatfile
4** "Honor Your Sexuality" (AIDS awareness campaign), undated 2 items
General office documents, 1989-1996
Arrangement
These files have been arranged in chronological order.
box folder
247 9 Dimitri [Levas], Michael Ward Stout, 1989 29 items
247 10 Payroll schedules [tax], 1989-1993, undated 8 items
247 11 Original consignment [form], after 1989 6 items
box
250* Business account ledger, 1990 1 items
box folder
247 12 Merrill Lynch, 1990 2 items
247 13 General [policies on estate prints and donations], 1990-1991 4 items
247 14 8 x 10 film requests, 1990-1993 58 items
247 15 Films and video information, 1990-1994 26 items
247 16 Miscellaneous [photo] labs, 1993-1994 5 items
box folder
248 1 Mini storage, 1994-1996 6 items
248 2 Invoices and receipts, 1995 54 items
Miscellaneous files and ephemera, 1989-2006
box folder
248 3-4 Christie's property receipts, 1989 August 118 items
Boston, Mapplethorpe Laboratory for AIDS research benefit, 1990
box folder
248 5 Boston benefit, 1990 42 items
248 6 Program, 1990 1 items
248 7 Lectures, panels, 1990 2 items
248 8 Museum of Modern Art calendar, 1990 October 1 item
box
251 The Society for Beth Israel benefactor award, 1990 1 items
Presented to the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
box item
137 D48 Eadweard Muybridge: Motion Studies, 1990-1994 1 item
Laser disc with enclosed letter from the Addison Gallery of American Art.
box folder
248 9 James Ford memorial program with Mapplethorpe image, 1992 1 items
248 10 Ensor painting, 1992-1993 6 items
248 11 Brochures for George Platt Lynes exhibit, 1993 6 items
248 12 Letter from Albert Roberts, 1993 1 items
About Lowell Nesbitt portrait.
248 13 Dolinsky, Bruce of L.A., 1994 6 items
248 14 Gifts, 1994-1995 3 items
L.A. Shanti Tribute, 1997
box
252 Crystal award
box item
196 V20 Video
Patti Smith, 1999-2000
box folder
248 15 1999, undated 2 items
248 16 Still Moving, fig-1, 2000 9 items
Assorted flower posters, undated
Six proofs of assorted flowers and one diptych.
flatfile
8** African daisy 1 item
8** Cattleya 1 item
8** Cypripedium 1 item
8** Phalaenopsis amaryllis 1 item
8** Tulips diptych 1 item
8** White Rose 1 item
CD roms, circa 1990-circa 2011
box item
299 D49-D50 Mapplethorpe: The Catalogue Raisonne, 1996 2 items
Includes one Windows CD-rom (D49) and one Macintosh CD-rom (D50). Access restricted. Originals are not compatible with current computer operating systems and are currently unavailable for use.
box item
253 D1-D27 Miscellaneous, circa 1990-circa 2011 27 items
Includes ten CDs labeled "Guggenheim Museum, Mapplethorpe," others labeled with possible MAP numbers, and some with no labels. Access restricted.


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