Robert Mapplethorpe the perfect medium

In a practice that was characterised by inherent dualities yet propelled by a coherent vision, Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-89) sought what he called ‘perfection in form’ in everything from acts of sexual fetishism to the elegant contours of flower petals.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 28 October 2017 to Sunday 18 February 2018

Robert Mapplethorpe  the perfect medium image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Thursday 27 October 2016.
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Explores the work of one of the most influential visual artists of late 20th-century America

This exhibition presents an extraordinary selection of his photographs from floral still lifes and rare colour photographs to portraits, figure studies and his controversial erotic imagery that charted his involvement in New York’s gay scene.

Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium 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.