Robert Mapplethorpe
American, 1946-1989
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High auction record
$478k, Sotheby's, 2015
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium,
J. Paul Getty Museum
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Robert Mapplethorpe - On the Edge,
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

In the 1970s, Robert Mapplethorpe and musician, poet, and artist Patti Smith lived together in New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel where he started shooting Polaroids to use in his collages. Drawn to photography, Mapplethorpe got a Hasselblad medium-format camera and began taking pictures of his friends and …

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