Introduction by Joan Didion. Photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Secker & Warburg. London. 1989. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 120 pages. 86 full-page duotone plates. English. 315 x 260mm. 1.2kg. 436273624. Fine; very slight fading to yellow rear jacket, still in shrink-wrap.
Robert Mapplethorpe's personal homage to female beauty. This retrospective of his photographs of women was one of the final projects Mapplethorpe undertook before his death. It brings together eighty-six images - nudes, fashion photographs, and portraits. Sitters include Isabella Rossellini, Grace Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Yoko Ono, Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, and Patti Smith, as well as models, friends, and fellow artists.