Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits

Robert Mapplethorpe 
Donald Cann, 1982
Gelatin-silver print
15 3/8 x 15 1/8 inches
Courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York
© Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe 
Yoko Ono, 1988
Gelatin-silver print
19 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches
Courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York
© Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe 
Patti Smith, 1975
Gelatin-silver print
13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
Courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York
© Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe 
Louise Nevelson, 1986
Gelatin-silver print
19 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches
Courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York
© Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe 
Self-portrait, 1988
Gelatin-silver print
22 3/4 x 19 inches
Courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York
© Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe 
Iggy Pop, 1981
Gelatin-silver print
14 x 17 5/8 inches
Courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York
© Robert Mapplethorpe

Saturday, January 29, 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011

American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) captured the essence of the New York cultural scene in the late 1970s and 1980s through his portraits of artists, writers, musicians, designers, dealers, actors, and actresses. Though known to many for his controversial sexual images, Mapplethorpe’s most lasting legacy--and the largest portion of his oeuvre--is his striking portraiture. This exhibition includes some one hundred portraits of such noted figures as William Burroughs, Truman Capote, Marianne Faithfull, David Hockney, Grace Jones, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Lisette Model, Alice Neel, Iggy Pop, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol. Organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum, California.

This exhibition has been organized by the Palms Spring Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, with the assistance of Guest Curator Gordon Baldwin. The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Helene & Lou Galen Exhibition Fund and the Faye & Herman Sarkowsky Exhibition Fund.

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