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Jon Thor, Black and White Photograph of Male Bodybuilder by Robert Mapplethorpe
Jon Thor, Black and White Photograph of Male Bodybuilder by Robert Mapplethorpe
Jon Thor, Black and White Photograph of Male Bodybuilder by Robert Mapplethorpe
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Jon Thor, Black and White Photograph of Male Bodybuilder by Robert Mapplethorpe

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Jon Thor, 1982 by Robert Mapplethorpe, 20" x 16", is a vintage gelatin silver, unique (1/1) print, signed recto (front of photo) lower right, with annotations on recto (dedication to Randy & Thor) lower left bottom of photo. Signed right bottom corner of photo with date (1982). Provenance: private collector.

As a bodybuilder, Jon Thor was the first Canadian to win both the Mr. Canada and Mr. USA bodybuilding titles. During his bodybuilding career, Thor achieved additionally over 40 titles from around the world.

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Artist’s Bio:

Drawn to photography, Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) began taking pictures of his friends and acquaintances—artists, musicians, socialites, film stars, and the gay underground. For his portraits, Mapplethorpe remained interested in composition, color, texture, balance, and, most of all, beauty. In the 1970s, Robert Mapplethorpe and musician, poet, and artist Patti Smith lived together in New York’s Chelsea Hotel where Mapplethorpe started shooting Polaroids to use in his collages. His most controversial work is in the late 1960s and early 1970s with its focus on homoeroticism.

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