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(1946 – 1989), USA

Robert Mapplethorpe in Related Press

Pulled into Robert Mapplethorpe’s Vortex of Voyeurism Related Press Pulled into Robert Mapplethorpe’s Vortex of Voyeurism 29 March 2019, Hyperallergic

'Where did you learn about this artist?' asked the dubious women to her well-heeled husband as she peered ever closer into a photograph of a leather daddy pissing into the mouth of another man. 'Mag

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Bodily Perfection Related Press Bodily Perfection 9 April 2017, Aesthetica

The life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), one of the most influential artists and photographers of the 20th century, will be examined by Kunsthal Rotterdam this summer. Opening more than t

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Art Gallery of NSW: Warhol. Mapplethorpe and Australian women focus of 2017 program Related Press Art Gallery of NSW: Warhol. Mapplethorpe and Australian women focus of 2017 program 20 October 2016, The Guardian

A major new Andy Warhol exhibition, a retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography and work by modernist artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith are among the highlights of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 program, which was announced on Tuesday.

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Jenny Holzer & Mapplethorpe works go on show in a hospital Related Press Jenny Holzer & Mapplethorpe works go on show in a hospital 17 October 2016, Dazed Digital

An immersive, site-specific exhibition titled Human Condition is currently taking up residency at a former hospital in West Adams, Los Angeles – once known as Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center. Opening in 1971, it was the first Black-owned hospital in the California city, running until the neighbourhood’s decline and revelations...

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Eros and elegy: On L.A.'s queer moment Related Press Eros and elegy: On L.A.'s queer moment 18 August 2016, ARTNews

When I visited Los Angeles this past June, the city was having a queer moment, one anchored by history. Drawing from their 2011 joint acquisition of almost 2,000 artworks by Robert Mapplethorpe, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art staged a two-part retrospective of the photographer’s work. Also at LACMA was...

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Hedonists and humanists: Mapplethorpe in Los Angeles Related Press Hedonists and humanists: Mapplethorpe in Los Angeles 22 April 2016, Art in America

It seems difficult to reevaluate Robert Mapplethorpe’s career today, partly because the furor over the cancellation of his first retrospective at the Corcoran Gallery in 1989 inspired such thoughtful assessments of his work then. No one will ever sum up the power of that work more succinctly than Arthur C. Danto did in his 1996 book on...

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Generation X: Catherine Opie on Robert Mapplethorpe Related Press Generation X: Catherine Opie on Robert Mapplethorpe 7 April 2016, Art in America

When the traveling retrospective Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment arrived at Cincinnati's Contemporary Art Center (CAC) in 1990, it provoked one of the most notorious episodes of that era's culture wars. As Robert Reid-Pharr discusses in his feature on the celebrated photographer for Art in America's March issue, both the CAC...

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Peter Marino channels Mapplethorpe's trinity of sex, flowers and nudes Related Press Peter Marino channels Mapplethorpe's trinity of sex, flowers and nudes 6 February 2016, Wallpaper*

Every new show on Robert Mapplethorpe – and often, there are many running simultaneously – presents an opportunity to view his provocative work through a different interpretative lens. With Peter Marino as curator of XYZ, a Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, the statement is as much about space as subject...

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Robert Mapplethorpe: 'The Perfect Medium,' J. Paul Getty Museum & LACMA, LA Related Press Robert Mapplethorpe: 'The Perfect Medium,' J. Paul Getty Museum & LACMA, LA 1 February 2016, Aesthetica

This major retrospective, presented between the Getty Center and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) throughout spring 2016, will explore the work of one of the most significant photographers of the late 20th century. The most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work yet, this exhibition will display Mapplethorpe’s hugely...

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Paris Photo In A Snapshot Related Press Paris Photo In A Snapshot 5 November 2014, by Colin Gleadell / The Telegraph / 4 November 2014

Next week, the art world will be watching to see whether or not New York’s autumn contemporary art sales can equal the record £1 billion spending spree of last spring. But, for photography enthusiasts, Paris will be the place to be and the prices are more within the bounds of reason. Here, 169 galleries and photo book dealers will set...

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