Tag Archives: Robert Mapplethorpe


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Retrospective: Artists Discuss What Constitutes Obscenity

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Dealer, Actress, Pop Icon: Homage to Holly Solomon

A new Chelsea exhibition celebrates the achievements and all-around fabulousness of the art-world superstar Read More


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Retrospective: When Mona Lisa Went Back to Italy

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Just Desserts: Let Them Eat Cake, as Long as It’s Thiebaud

A book of sweet recipes inspired by Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, and more Read More


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L.A. “X”

LACMA’s plan to open a show featuring Robert Mapplethorpe’s gay sadomasochistic photographs two weeks before Election Day proves we’ve come a long way–maybe Read More


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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More


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Snapshot of a Vibrant Market

Fall photography auctions draw wide range of buyers Read More


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White Gauze, 1984, is among the Robert Mapplethorpe photographs in the show "50 Americans." The photos were selected by one constituent from every U.S. state. ©ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE FOUNDATION. USED BY PERMISSION

Union of the States

Fifty Americans choose the images in a new Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition. Read More


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Between a Cross and a Hard Place

The controversy over the removal of a four-minute video from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery has observers wondering whether the culture wars are back. If so, can anything be done to stop them? Read More


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Shooting the Messengers

Photographers Photograph Photographers. Read More


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How Far Is Too Far?

Contemporary artists have made work depicting graphic sexual acts, damaging property, injuring their own bodies, or paying others to alter theirs. But when does art cross the line from avant-garde to unacceptable?. Read More