23 November 2016

Quiz – Robert Mapplethorpe

How much do you know about Robert Mapplethorpe?

2 August 2016


Juergen Teller To Curate Major Exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photography

The UK based, German photographer Juergen Teller is to curate an exhibition of work by Robert Mapplethorpe, to coincide with what would have been his 70th birthday.  Teller’s selection at Alison Jacques Gallery will be drawn from the entire archive of the Mapplethorpe Foundation. Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Juergen Teller is one of a few […]

9 February 2016


Robert Mapplethorpe Archival Material To Be Published In New Book

The iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is to have archival material released in a new Getty Research publication. Mapplethorpe challenged the limits of censorship and conformity, combining technical and formal mastery with unexpected, often provocative content that secured his place in history. Mapplethorpe’s artistic vision helped shape the social and cultural fabric of the 1970s and ’80s and, following […]

5 October 2015


Robert Mapplethorpe’s Controversial Man in Polyester Suit To Be Auctioned

Robert Mapplethorpe’s Controversial photograph ‘Man in Polyester Suit’ is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s for the first time since it was created in 1980. Snapped before the age of AIDS, at the peak of his abilities as a photographer. His work was beginning to attract international attention and this work was frequently exhibited during his lifetime. […]

12 March 2015

Sam Wagstaff Lover And Mentor To Robert Mapplethorpe Revealed In New Biography

Best known for his privileged relationship with the iconic and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe as his lover and mentor, Sam Wagstaff is the subject of an unprecedented thorough survey by Philip Gefter, an American critic and former staffer at the New York Times. His book ‘Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe – a biography’ published by […]

4 February 2015


Iconic Warhol Portraits Of Basquiat, Mapplethorpe, Copley For Bonhams Auction

Three works which are probably Andy Warhol’s most iconic portraits from the 1980s will go to auction at Bonhams in London on February 12 at the Post-War & Contemporary Art sale. Each work by the Factory artist depicts a person that was a close friend of Warhol, as well as an important figure of the […]

15 September 2013


Norman Seeff Photos: Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe And The Ramones Auctioned

Christie’s Auctioneers has announced an online sale of Photographs by Norman Seeff: The Lost Archive. The auction will consist of 50 vintage gelatin silver prints from this illustrious photographer and filmmaker and will be open for bidding from September 27 through October 9. Over the past 45 years, Seeff has created several of the most […]

21 August 2013


Robert Mapplethorpe Fashion Show: New London Exhibition For September

Alison Jacques Gallery will present a groundbreaking show of work by Robert Mapplethorpe, with many photographs being shown for the first time, this autumn. Fashion Show, is a collaboration between Alison Jacques and Mapplethorpe’s first long-term boyfriend, model and artist David Croland. Croland, photographed by David Bailey, Duffy and Bill King became the subject of […]

16 April 2012


Marianne Faithfull Co-Curates Exhibition At Tate Liverpool

New show includes works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Richard Long The iconic singer-songwriter actress Marianne Faithfull is the latest co-curator in the acclaimed DLA Piper Series at Tate Liverpool. Faithfull has worked with the curatorial team at Tate Liverpool to select works from the Tate Collection for a new display entitled Innocence and Experience which […]

4 January 2012


Anthony Caro Applauds Reactionary Helen Frankenthaler

Caro pays tribute to late Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, who campaigned against controversial artists during the 1980s Anthony Caro one of the world’s most famous and critically acclaimed living sculptors, has paid tribute to US Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, who died last week. He attributed her to ‘the first of the generation of colour-field painters […]

25 September 2011


New Warhol Exhibition Opens In Bexhill

‘Warhol is Here’, a new exhibition which is part of the Artists Rooms series sponsored by Tate Modern and The National Galleries Of Scotland is a legacy of the remarkable donation of hundreds of contemporary masterpieces by collector/dealer Anthony d’offay. The exhibition explores  the work of Andy Warhol in the context of his beliefs, lifestyle […]

19 August 2011


Patti Smith Adapts Just Kids To Big Screen

Patti Smith and the late Robert Mapplethorpe to feature in biopic Patti Smith has started work on adapting her Award-winning bestseller Just Kids into a feature length film. This will finally bring to the big screen the story of downtown New York in the late 60’s and 70’s shedding some light on the the inception […]

17 June 2011


Patti Smith New Photography Exhibitions 2011

October Exhibitions For Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Hartford, Connecticut / Cartier Foundation, Paris Patti Smith (b.1946) The pioneering artist, musician, and poet has made her mark on the American cultural landscape throughout her 40-year career, from her earliest explorations of artistic expression with friend and vanguard photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and 70s to her […]