the story behind robert mapplethorpe and patti smith’s first photo shoot together
Unpublished photography by Lloyd Ziff offers an intimate look at the early days of the cultural icons' fabled relationship.
'art after stonewall' examines a crucial moment in lgbtq history
The two-part exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with work by Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Catherine Opie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.