Robert MapplethorpeJack Walls, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Paper size: 16 x 20 ins / 41 x 51 cms
Stamped and signed by the Robert Mapplethorpe Estate
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission
Jack Walls Chicago-born artist has been a part of the New York art world for over 30 years. He is a writer, poet, painter, and performer. In his early years in New York, he met and lived as a couple with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. This relationship lasted until Mapplethorpe's untimely death in 1989. Since then, Walls has become a source of inspiration for a new generation of young artists. Ryan McGinley, Dan Colen, and the late Dash Snow, to mention a few, have acknowledged Walls' influence. Jack Walls lives and works in Hudson, New York.
Night Work, Curated by Scissor Sisters, Alison Jacques Gallery, London
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