Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Celebrating the love of King David with Robert Mapplethorpe on Paddle 8

By Ernest Disney-Britton
"The Power of Theatrical Madness" (1986) by Robert Mapplethorpe. Lot Number 33. Gelatin silver print 10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.32 cm). Estimate $2,000 - $4,000
One of the more hotly debated love stories from biblical history is the relationship between King David and Jonathon. In honor of this historic marriage moment in America, we've selected the Paddle #8 auction of Robert Mapplethorpe’s “The Power of Theatrical Madness” as a way for supporters of marriage equality to celebrate. Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) was raised in a strict Roman Catholic family, and his work is widely known for its religious undertones, and references to classical Christian imagery. The auction ends Jun 30 at 1:00pm EST. [bid]