Thu. Apr 25th, 2024

From the New York Times:

Ms. Lyon saw herself as a performance artist, not a muscle star. She met the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe at a party in Manhattan soon after winning her world title, and he was taken with her look — leather jacket, rubber pants. He invited her to his loft, and they began to collaborate.

Over a two-year period beginning in 1980, Mr. Mapplethorpe took scores of photographs of her, work which came together as a show at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1983 and a book, “Lady: Lisa Lyon,” published the same year.