Design based on Robert Mapplethorpe "Tulip" (1988)
Dimension | diameter 21 cm
Material | Limoges porcelain
Country of Origin | France
About the artist
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1946 – 1989
‘I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.’
Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer who was best known for his black-and-white photographs. Most of his works featured flowers, black people and celebrities, including Andy Warhol,
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Karl Lagerfeld. Mapplethorpe had been very particular about dealing with lighting and structure which lead his works to much delicacy and classic. The album cover of Horses of the famous singer Patti Smith was also shot by Mapplethorpe.
About the brand
Ligne Blanche Paris endeavors to associate contemporary and modern art with lifestyle. The brand works in exclusive collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the Jean-Michel Basquiat Foundation and the René Magritte Foundation to develop products with artists’ iconic works, showing the respect to the artists in the meantime. The product line includes porcelain plates, mugs and perfumed candles that are fragranced by Givaudan from Switzerland. Ligne Blanche successfully brings the spirit of contemporary and modern art into people’s everyday life.