Robert Mapplethorpe (New York, USA, 1946 - Boston, USA, 1989) is one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. His production, cataloged and organized during his own lifetime, continues being shown and reexamined in the light of contemporary discussions on gender. With the support of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, established in 1988, his work has been the subject of retrospective exhibitions in various institutions.Read More
His recent shows include: Kunsthal Rotterdam (Rotterdam, 2017), The Getty Museum of Art (Los Angeles, 2016), LACMA (Los Angeles, 2016), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, 2016), Kiasma Museum (Helsinki, Finland, 2015), Bowes Museum (Durham, UK, 2015), Tate Modern (London, 2014), Grand Palais (Paris, 2014), Musée Rodin (Paris, 2014). Mapplethorpe is present in several important collections around the world, including: MoMA (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Whitney Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA (San Francisco), Tate (London), National Portrait Gallery (London), Center Georges Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo).
Text courtesy Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel.