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Robert Mapplethorpe… an assignment

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Before Robert Mapplethorpe became worldfamous for his photographs he made a living as a portrait photographer and in 1986 he brought in an assigment for  a book which is now sought after because of his brilliant photography. The book? ….. 50 NEW YORK ARTISTS … edited and written by Richard Marshall and all portrait photography done by Robert Mapplethorpe. Among the artists depiceted some famous names like Isamu Noguchi, Kenny Scharff, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Eric Fischl and many many more. It reads like a WHO IS WHO from the art scene in New York in the mid Eighties. A great collectable book and now available at

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