Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2016. Folio. 240 pages. Illustrations and photographs. Pictorial boards; dust jacket. A near-fine copy with bump at top corner. Item #405436
FIRST EDITION. "Celebrated photographer Robert Mapplethorpe challenged the limits of censorship and conformity, combining technical and formal mastery with unexpected, often provocative content that secured his place in history. Mapplethorpe's artistic vision helped shape the social and cultural fabric of the 1970s and '80s and, following his death in 1989 from AIDS, informed the political landscape of the 1990s. His photographic works continue to resonate with audiences all over the world" (the publisher).