[26], Mapplethorpe worked primarily in a studio, and almost exclusively in black and white, with the exception of some of his later work and his final exhibit "New Colors". It explores the influence Mapplethorpe, curator Sam Wagstaff, and musician/poet Patti Smith had on the 1970s art scene in New York City.[63][64][65][66][67]. He exhibited a great mastery on "how to appreciate a little difference between dark gray and the next brighter gray like a passionate listener can appreciate the difference between ppp, pp, p, mf f ff fff." [47][48] The book was returned to the university library without removal of the photos. Biography; Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe. His body was cremated. New York 1946 - Boston 1989 Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 as the third of six children and spent a comfortable childhood on Long Island. [5], Mapplethorpes Arbeiten wurden in den USA häufig in öffentlich finanzierten Ausstellungen gezeigt. März 2010, S. 18. He was not looking to make a political statement or an announcement of his evolving sexual persuasion. [4] Es gilt als „das berühmteste Bild von Patti Smith“. In September 2007, Prestel published Mapplethorpe: Polaroids, a collection of 183 of approximately 1,500 existing Mapplethorpe polaroids. Paul Martineau, Britta Salvesen(Hrsg. Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989) was a photographer who is equally celebrated for his Classical, elegant still lifes as for his frank portrayals of sadomasochism and homoeroticism. [13] In the mid-1970s, Wagstaff acquired a Hasselblad medium-format camera and Mapplethorpe began taking photographs of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, including artists, composers, and socialites. His purported intention with these photographs and the use of black men as models was the pursuit of the Platonic ideal. Robert Mapplethorpe’s Portraits of Lisa Lyon. Nach dem Abschluss der Schule ging er auf Wunsch seiner Eltern an das Pratt Institute. Seine Aktarbeiten zeigten häufig homoerotische Motive, die von eher klassischen Posen bis hin zu BDSM-Szenen reichten. November 1946 in Floral Park, New York; † 9. Nesbitt, a long-time friend of Mapplethorpe, revealed that he had a $1.5-million bequest to the museum in his will, but publicly promised that if the museum refused to host the exhibition, he would revoke the bequest. [74][75][76][77][78][79], In January 2016, filmmaker Ondi Timoner announced that she was directing a feature about him, Mapplethorpe, with Matt Smith in the lead role. März 1989 in Boston, Massachusetts) war ein US-amerikanischer Fotograf und bildender Künstler. Web. Ligon juxtaposes Mapplethorpe's 91 images of black men in the 1988 publication Black Book with critical texts and personal reactions about the work to complicate the racial undertones of the imagery. [50][51][52] The work was largely phallocentric and sculptural, focusing on segments of the subject's bodies. Auslöser waren sieben Fotografien Mapplethorpes aus dem X-Portfolio. [19] Mapplethorpe's initial interest in the black male form was inspired by films like Mandingo and the interrogation scene in Cruising, in which an unknown black character enters the interrogation room and slaps the protagonist across the face. At first, the artist created collages from old photographs, taken from magazines or books. If the university agreed to the removal (which it did not) the book would be returned. [71], In June 2016, Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons debuted his men's Spring 2017 collection inspired by Mapplethorpe's work and featuring several of his photographs printed onto shirts, jackets, and smocks. Mapplethorpe grew up in a conservative Catholic household nestled in the quiet Queen's suburb of Floral Park. Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 in Floral Park, Queens.