Series: Robert Mapplethorpe

Views on the work and legacy of late-20th-century photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Coming in 2016: Robert Mapplethorpe
Thomas, negative 1987; print 1994, Robert Mapplethorpe. Gelatin silver print, 19 3/16 x 19 3/16 in. Jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation and The J. Paul Getty Trust. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.7.31. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Coming in 2016: Robert Mapplethorpe

A major retrospective of the artist’s work is coming in March 2016.

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Day Without Art: Robert Mapplethorpe and His Artistic Shift
Self-Portrait, 1988, Robert Mapplethorpe. Platinum print, 23 1/8 x 19 in. Jointly acquired by The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Partial gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; partial purchase with funds provided by The J. Paul Getty Trust and the David Geffen Foundation. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Day Without Art: Robert Mapplethorpe and His Artistic Shift

Mapplethorpe used the camera as a means of taking artistic control over his AIDS diagnosis.

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