Edition No. 28
Phaeton and Thomas, 2004
edition for the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical
Tradition (July 24 to October 17, 2004) brings prints and photography
together in an uncustomary encounter and reveals the depth of Robert
Mapplethorpe’s fascination with the elaborated forms and exaggerated
poses of Mannerist art.
Our sheet shows Phaeton, the legendary son of Helios, who dared
to drive his father’s sun-chariot across the heavens and ultimately
had to be killed by Zeus in order to prevent a conflagration of
the entire world. For The Fallen One of Hendrik Goltzius after Cornelis
Cornelisz. van Haarlem and its counterpart Thomas by Robert
Mapplethorpe, both artists have chosen the form of the tondos.
As a common conveyor of the two highly diverse artistic media of
copperplate engraving and photography which are united in Edition
No. 28, diavography was utilized as an innovative printing technique
which combines the advantages of a modern printing procedure that
is almost totally free of screen outlines with the quality of traditional
diavographie on handmade Hahnemühle paper,
50 x 88 cm (sheet); limited edition of 100 copies,
numbered by hand.
210 EUR (Club)
A publication in German and in English with essays by Germaon Celand, Arkady Ippolitov, and Jennifer Blessing will accompany the exhibition; € 34.
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