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Museum Exhibitions

Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation The Perfect Medium

27 October 2017—4 March 2018
Art Gallery of New South Wales

This comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe’s career features over 200 works, including floral still lifes, portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charts his involvement in New York’s gay scene, as well as a selection of archival material providing insights into his working methods and life.

Whether he was photographing a figure, a fetish or a flower, Mapplethorpe pursued what he called ‘perfection in form’. The legacy of his unflinching quest for beauty has an enduring political and artistic resonance.

The exhibition is organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and J Paul Getty Museum, in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and the Art Gallery of NSW. Support for the exhibition and its international tour has been provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

 

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/robert-mapplethorpe/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI19Lg_vCQ1wIVxBXTCh3cCgDaEAAYASAAEgLvA_D_BwE

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