FOCUS: Perfection – Robert Mapplethorpe

FOCUS: Perfection – Robert Mapplethorpe


Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), Phillip Prioleau, 1982, gelatin silver print, 38.8 × 38.8 cm. Promised gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

« “I am looking for perfection in form. I do that with portraits. I do it with cocks. I do it with flowers.” »

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), Patti Smith, 1978, gelatin silver print, 35.3 × 35 cm. Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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