ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE. ANS: "Robert", 1p, 7¼x10½. New York, 1977 circa March 28. On his embossed stationery to David. In full:
"Thank you for an intelligent favorable review." Lightly creased. Fine condition. Accompanied by original envelope, postmarked New York, March 28, 1977. Addressed by Mapplethorpe to: "David Bourdon/c/o Arts Magazine/23 East 26th St./New York, N.Y./10010". Address has been crossed out and a new forwarding address has been written (unknown hand) in blue ink. Lightly creased at edges, irregular upper edge from opening, else fine. In 1977, artist/photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) created a storm of controversy with his exhibit of explicit photographs of homosexual themes set against classic backdrops. Mapplethorpe, whose work was critically accepted, was credited with exploring new printing techniques and for his experiments with lighting and color.