Robert Mapplethorpe
Robert Mapplethorpe http://www.mapplethorpe.org/
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946- 1989)

Born November 4, 1946, in Floral Park, New York. He left home in 1962 and enrolled at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, in 1963, where he studied painting and sculpture and received his B.F.A.

Mapplethorpe had his first substantial shows in 1977, both in New York: an exhibition of photographs of flowers at the Holly Solomon Gallery and one of male nudes and sadomasochistic imagery at the Kitchen.
Mapplethorpe’s diverse work—homoerotic images, floral still lifes, pictures of children, commissioned portraits, mixed-media sculpture—is united by the constancy of his approach and technique. The surfaces of his prints offer a seemingly endless gradation of blacks and whites, shadow and light, and regardless of subject, his images are both elegant and provocative. In the mid-to-late 1980s, returning to the sculptural use of photography seen in his early assemblages, Mapplethorpe created sensual diptychs and triptychs of photographs printed on fabric and luxurious cloth panels. In 1988, four major exhibitions of his work were organized: by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and the National Portrait Gallery, London. Mapplethorpe died due to complications from AIDS on March 9, 1989, in Boston.

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Gallery 1:Realism art , Two men , Man , Man&Woman , Two Women , Woman , Portrait
Gallery 2:Red art , Sitting man , Man from Behind , Men in bed , Man on chair , Couple in the park , Man looking
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Naive paintings , Couple in love, Couple in the bath , Married men , Men in games , Soldiers , Two men runnig ,Couple on chair, Couple looking , Couple peeing , Man giving birth
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Other subjects ,  Flowers , Still life , Lions , Paris , Flower watercolour , Flower-drawing , Oil-painted flower , Street
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Drawings , Painter and model , Couple with still life , Man near window , Man and woman in Bed , Naked female , Hand , Portrait drawing , Naked self-portrait , Color paper
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Erotic , Two Men having sex , Two men in bed , Kiss my ass , Gay flag-paintings , Gay flag-color , Erotic drawing , Sex Drawings , Sex and Love
Gallery 7:Books and Diaries , Children drawing , Notebook , Abstract , Rodin as a child , Dark drawing , My drawing with kids , My parents , Diary , Animals , Kiss between man&woman , Emotion energy
  
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