Robert Mapplethorpe with Alison Jacques at Armory

Robert Mapplethorpe Star (gold) 1983 stained wood and gold mirror 47" x 49" [large detail of installation, including reflection]


I've always preferred Mapplethorpe's 1980's cold, minimal sculptural work, with or without the photographs, to anything else he ever did, and now I can say that he would never have been able improve on a "Star (gold)" which managed to include Barry, seen here in the Alison Jacques Gallery booth at the Armory show.