Explore Robert Mapplethorpe’s work on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum (March 15–July 31, 2016) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (March 20–July 31, 2016). Read more+ Select each of the eight themes above to learn more about Mapplethorpe’s artistry.
This exhibition explores Mapplethorpe's body of work through early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography; materials from his archive; portraits, still lifes, and figure studies; rare color photographs; and two seldom-seen moving image works.
Robert Mapplethorpe established the not-for-profit Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation on May 27, 1988, some ten months before his death, to protect his work, advance his creative vision, and promote the causes he cared about.
All images on this website are © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Discover more about Robert Mapplethorpe and his work at www.getty.edu.
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