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Victor Bockris goes to the Airport with Robert Mapplethorpe

Victor Bockris, New York Rocker, December 1976

SATURDAY OCTOBER 16th 2P.M. Robert Mapplethorpe is going to California on a T.W.A. flight. I am arriving at his fifth floor Bond Street studio loft to join him on the trip to the airport. The elevator door opens into Robert's studio and he is hovering somewhat nervously ten feet away standing on now one now another high heel cowboy boot. He leads me into the sitting area of his beautifully appointed loft. Sam Wagstaff stands and shakes hands. As the tape goes on Robert has just given me the four photos to be used with this interview.

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