Grace Jones painted by Keith Haring | 1984, printed later.

£500.00 GBP £1,500.00

Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1984 image of Grace Jones is not only a collaboration between two icons at the peak of their careers, but also of two more of the major figures of 20th century art: Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.

Following Grace Jones' release of the album 'Slave to the Rhythms' in 1984, Andy Warhol organized a photo-shoot for his Interview magazine that brought together these leading cultural figures of the 1980s. Haring and Jones were close friends having been introduced by Warhol, and the three would often be seen together at New York’s nightclubs. By contrast, Mapplethorpe was a relative outsider and although Warhol and Mapplethorpe respected each other’s work, their relationship was one more founded on rivalry rather than friendship. On July 24th of that year, the four convened in Mapplethorpe's 24 Bond Street studio for the shoot.

Mapplethorpe's resulting images from this nearly 18-hour collaborative session captures the direct and classical style for which the photographer was known, while simultaneously showcasing and celebrating the qualities of each of the artists involved.

Subject/Title: Grace Jones
Date Of Negative: 1984
Type Of Print: Fine Duotone Photo Engraving
Paper: Medium weight - satin/matte finish.
Approximate Image Size: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
Mount Board Size Approx.: 14 x 11 inches
Print Border: No - full bleed print.
Condition Grade: Extra Fine ++
Verso: Professionally dry mounted with archival materials on 4ply museum mat board.