Robert Mapplethorpe


honoring robert mapplethorpe's unexpected images

Thirty years after his death, the Guggenheim hosts back to back exhibitions to celebrate the beloved artist's work, from floral still life to documenting New York's S&M scene.
Sara Radin
straight ups

i-D presents robert mapplethorpe art after hours, straight up

Come inside the Art Gallery of New South Wales and meet some of the people who turned out for our night celebrating the new 'Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium' exhibition.
i-D Team

the enduring legacy of robert mapplethorpe

A comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe's work, showing at the Art Gallery of NSW, reveals how the artist paved the way for future generations.
Briony Wright

you’re invited to a night of robert mapplethorpe inspired music and ideas, presented by i-D

Here's what we have lined up to celebrate the opening of the brilliant Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. We hope you can join us.
Briony Wright

hari nef to play wild warhol associate tinkerbelle in robert mapplethorpe biopic

A glamorous member of the Factory crowd, Tinkerbelle was an Interview magazine journalist, Studio 54 regular and contemporary of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe in 1970s New York.
Charlotte Gush

juergen teller curates robert mapplethorpe's female muses and romantic nudes

On what would have been Mapplethorpe's 70th birthday, the exhibition Teller on Mapplethorpe brings together two audacious legends of art and commercial photography.
Hannah Ongley

100 years of queer nyc art from greer lankton to robert mapplethorpe

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York celebrates the radical creativity of queer artists in the face of oppression, through photographs, illustrations, and personal ephemera.
Hannah Ongley

jenny holzer and robert mapplethorpe works on show in an abandoned hospital

Human Condition, a recently-opened group exhibition, eschews the L.A. gallery scene for a slightly different setting: a former hospital’s surgery rooms, pediatric wing, and psych ward.
Emily Manning

wear your art on your sleeve: peek inside our raf simons cover story

If artists are the new superstars, Raf Simons’ walking Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition for spring/summer 17 was fan merch at its finest.
Anders Christian Madsen

tough & tender catalogs 40 years of adolecent love and pain

From Robert Mapplethorpe to Larry Clark, the new exhibition is an exercise in shared nostalgia and reflection.
Wendy Syfret

patti smith revisits the earliest days of her relationship with robert mapplethorpe

The Godmother of Punk read from an expansive new book about the iconoclast’s work, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive, at a New York bookstore.
Emily Manning
Think Pieces

70s new york's cultural resurgence

From Martin Scorsese's Vinyl to Garth Risk Hallberg's City on Fire, the music, culture, and fashion of 70s-era New York is everywhere right now.
Jim Farber