Robert Mapplethorpe


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

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

the parallel lives of zosia mamet

As Girls comes to a close and Zosia Mamet prepares to play the ultimate New Yorker Patti Smith in the new Mapplethorpe biopic, we meet the actress to discuss the intersection between Horses and Hollywood.
Rory Satran

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

robert mapplethorpe’s fascination with male nudes explored in a third l.a. show

To coincide with the landmark companion exhibitions at LACMA and Getty, Vince Aletti has curated an intimate selection of 40 prints from the photography provocateur's untapped archive.
Hannah Ongley
New York

robert mapplethorpe and harvey milk come together in new exhibition exploring america’s queer 70s

A group show opening in New York today examines how the 1970s profoundly shaped the American queer experience.
Emily Manning

patti smith on making lobster claw necklaces and tantric game boards with robert mapplethorpe

The Godmother of Punk revisited the earliest days of her relationship with the iconic photographer while reading from an expansive new book about the iconoclast’s work, 'Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive.'
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

what we can learn from the lawless cool of 70s new york

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

capturing robert mapplethorpe's world

The directors of a new documentary about Robert Mapplethorpe talk about his life, his art, and his hustle.
Colin Crummy