Robert Mapplethorpe


honouring 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

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

marcus leatherdale shares never-before-seen portraits of robert mapplethorpe

As he debuts photographs of the provocative artist made during a late night in 1979, Leatherdale shares his memories of Mapplethorpe and downtown New York.
Emily Manning

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

juergen teller to curate robert mapplethorpe exhibition in london

To celebrate the photographer’s 70th birthday, London’s Alison Jacques gallery get one iconic photographer to curate the work of another.
Felix Petty
New York

how the 70s shaped the american queer experience

A group show opening in New York brings Robert Mapplethorpe and Harvey Milk together to exploring america’s queer heritage.
Emily Manning

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

watch the first trailer for hbo's robert mapplethorpe documentary

Look at the Pictures is the first biopic on the artist since his death in 1989, and includes his most shocking images of BDSM subculture in 60s and 70s New York.
Hannah Ongley
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