Robert michael mapplethorpe ( m e p l r p november 4, 1946 march 9, 1989) was an american photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images. His most controversial works documented and examined the homosexual male bdsm subculture. Robert mapplethorpe the perfect moment, comprised 125 photographs and was scheduled for an extended tour, ultimately to seven us cities philadelphia, chicago, washington dc, hartford, berkeley. The dungeons and diamonds, the penthouses and pillow talk jack fritscher relives his love affair with robert mapplethorpe the hustler with a hasselblad whose sexually explosive photographs. Nov 24, 2014 - explore paulbray8s board maplethorpe on pinterest. See more ideas about robert mapplethorpe, robert mapplethorpe photography, celebrity portraits. In 1989, the year he succumbed to aids, the corcoran gallery of art in washington, d. , canceled an exhibition of mapplethorpes work that included photographs of anal-fisting and naked children. Three decades later, hes the subject of implicit tensions, a two-part retrospective at the guggenheim , and mapplethorpe (2019), a creatively-named biopic starring matt smith from doctor who. Robert mapplethorpe, american photographer who was noted for austere photographs of flowers, celebrities, and male nudes among the latter were some that proved controversial because of their explicitly homoerotic and sadomasochistic themes. Robert mapplethorpe was an american photographer known for his black-and-white portraits and for documenting new yorks s&m scene. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. See available photographs, prints and multiples, and works on paper for sale and learn about the. Robert michael mapplethorpe ( november 4, 1946 march 9, 1989) was an american photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images.