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Robert Mapplethorpe "Flowers, 1982" Print

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) was an American photographer known for his provocative and often controversial black-and-white images that explored themes of sexuality, identity, and classical aesthetics. Born on November 4, 1946, in Floral Park, New York, Mapplethorpe gained prominence in the 1970s and 1980s as a prominent figure in the contemporary art world.Mapplethorpe's work often featured stylized and meticulously composed photographs, ranging from portraits of celebrities and artists to floral still lifes. He became particularly known for his explicit depictions of the male nude and BDSM subculture, which sparked debates around issues of censorship and artistic freedom.One of Mapplethorpe's most famous series is the "X Portfolio," which includes explicit and homoerotic images. Another notable series is his floral still lifes, where he applied the same meticulous attention to form and composition.In addition to his contributions to photography, Mapplethorpe was a central figure in the New York City art scene, collaborating with musicians, writers, and other artists. He also explored themes of race, gender, and the human body, pushing the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in mainstream art.Robert Mapplethorpe passed away on March 9, 1989, due to complications from AIDS. Despite the controversies surrounding his work, he is widely recognized for his significant impact on contemporary photography and the broader discourse on art, censorship, and sexuality. His legacy is preserved through exhibitions, publications, and ongoing discussions about the boundaries of art and expression.
Measures 12 x 10.8.
Condition Report: Good condition. No major rips, tears, etc.

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) was an American photographer known for his provocative and often controversial black-and-white images that explored themes of sexuality, identity, and classical aesthetics. Born on November 4, 1946, in Floral Park, New York, Mapplethorpe gained prominence in the 1970s and 1980s as a prominent figure in the contemporary art world.Mapplethorpe's work often featured stylized and meticulously composed photographs, ranging from portraits of celebrities and artists to floral still lifes. He became particularly known for his explicit depictions of the male nude and BDSM subculture, which sparked debates around issues of censorship and artistic freedom.One of Mapplethorpe's most famous series is the "X Portfolio," which includes explicit and homoerotic images. Another notable series is his floral still lifes, where he applied the same meticulous attention to form and composition.In addition to his contributions to photography, Mapplethorpe was a central figure in the New York City art scene, collaborating with musicians, writers, and other artists. He also explored themes of race, gender, and the human body, pushing the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in mainstream art.Robert Mapplethorpe passed away on March 9, 1989, due to complications from AIDS. Despite the controversies surrounding his work, he is widely recognized for his significant impact on contemporary photography and the broader discourse on art, censorship, and sexuality. His legacy is preserved through exhibitions, publications, and ongoing discussions about the boundaries of art and expression.
Measures 12 x 10.8.
Condition Report: Good condition. No major rips, tears, etc.

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