Art Info / Item Details
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1981
Featured in the In Your Face exhibition
Materials: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 41 x 51 cm
Stamped and signed by the Robert Mapplethorpe Estate
Robert Mapplethorpe was an icon of the American avant-garde in the late twentieth century, embodying in his life and art a powerful sense of freedom in all its manifestations - creative, political, personal, sexual. Since his untimely death from an AIDS-related illness in 1989, Mapplethorpe's presence has continued to be felt across all art forms, his unrepentantly honest and meticulously composed explorations of desire, transgression and identity offering inspiration and challenges to a wide range of visual artists, filmmakers, writers and musicians.