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Roger Fritz (1937), Robert Mapplethorpe photographing Lisa Lyon, 1983/2019.

C-print, later print, matted, 30.5 x 44 cm, mat 48 x 63 cm, edition 25 + 3 A.P. Very good condition.

Provenance: Private collection Berlin.

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Signed with silver-colored felt pen, signed on the reverse edition label in blue ballpoint and stamp numbered, the mat with the dry-stamped name of the photographer.

Published by Verlag Artikel Editionen, Berlin.

Condition: Very good condition.

From 1980 to 1983, Robert Mapplethorpe photographed the world’s first bodybuilding champion Lisa Lyon several times. One of the last sessions in New York was photographically documented by Roger Fritz. This edition’s previously unpublished recording comes from this documentation.


Roger Fritz (1936)

Roger Fritz, born in Mannheim in 1936, initially trained as a wholesale merchant before meeting the photographer Herbert List in the early 1950s and beginning to photograph himself as his assistant. In 1954 and 1956 Fritz won prizes at Photokina, which enabled him to pursue a professional career. He works for various magazines, studies for two years at the UFA junior school for acting and directing and expands his professional activity on the film industry. After his first short film, awarded the Federal Film Prize in 1961, numerous other feature films and TV series followed. Roger Fritz is regarded as one of the most renowned German photographers. He lives and works in Munich.

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Roger Fritz (1936)



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