Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids focuses on her relationship with Mapplethorpe. As Cocteau said of a Genet poem, "His obscenity is never obscene. Photographs and Mannerist Prints". His body was cremated. Retrieved 5 October In JuneBelgian fashion designer Raf Simons debuted his mens Spring collection inspired by Mapplethorpe's work and featuring several of his photographs printed onto shirts, jackets, and smocks.
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Retrieved 22 April Only one flag request every ten seconds is allowed. Please enter your name. Nearly a year before his death, the ailing Mapplethorpe helped found the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc. Should tax dollars support the arts? In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Though much of his work throughout his career had been regularly displayed in publicly funded exhibitions, conservative and religious organizations, such as the American Family Associationseized on this exhibition to vocally oppose government support for what they called "nothing more than the sensational presentation of potentially obscene material. His purported intention with these photographs and the use of black men as models was the pursuit of the Platonic ideal. Login with Pornhub or. InMapplethorpe selected Patricia Morrisroe to write his biography, which was based on more than interviews with celebrities, critics, lovers, and Mapplethorpe himself. By the s Mapplethorpe's subject matter focused on statuesque male and female nudes, delicate flower still lifes, and highly formal portraits of artists and celebrities. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.