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Unpublished photography by Lloyd Ziff offers an intimate look at the early days of the cultural icons' fabled relationship.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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'