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Backlit, tattered American flag flying in the wind.
"Guggenheim Launches Photography Fellowship with Gift from Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation" July 25, 2019
Shirtless Self-Portrait wearing makeup, facing straight to camera.
The List
"Self Evidence: Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe" by David Pollock April 12, 2019
Two feet touching at the toes.
Cool Hunting
"Robert Mapplethorpe: Choreography For An Exhibition' at Museo Madre, Naples" by Paolo Ferrarini February 19, 2019
Dancer from the waist down, naked  except for pointe shoes, facing away from camera.
FrontRunner Magazine
"Masterstroke: Mapplethorpe at Museo MADRE, Naples" by Fabio Pariante February 7, 2019
Phillip Prioleau facing away from camera opening white curtains.
Financial Times
"Robert Mapplethorpe: from shock to awe" by Ariella Budick February 7, 2019
A single Calla Lily in a spotlight.
British Journal of Photography
"Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now" by Charlotte Jansen January 25, 2019
Self=portrait in leather jacket with cigarette in mouth.
Another Man
"Remembering Robert Mapplethorpe Through Stories From Those Who Knew Him" by Miss Rosen January 24, 2019
man in full rubber suit reclining on a bench in front of a plastic sheet.
"Why Mapplethorpe's Photographs Remain Subversive, Even without the Shock Value" by Jackson Arn January 14, 2019
Ajitto posed on a stool with his head down holding his legs to his chest.
Washinton Post
"Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the most controversial artists of the '80s. Now he looks entirely innocent" by Philip Kennicott January 4, 2019
Lyle Heeter and Brian Ridley in full leather and a harness, seated in their living room.
Tate Etc
"Details, Details: Robert Mapplethorpe's Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter 1979" by Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson August 4, 2018
Patti Smith facing camera, cutting her hair, with cat in background.
The Guardian
"Robert Mapplethorpe's photos document a vanishing kind of artistic community" by Nathan Dunne November 6, 2017
Orchid in small bowl with a large shadow.
The New York Times
"Why Mapplethorpe Still Matters" by Holland Cotter March 31, 2016
Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, both in profile, facing to the left.
"Robert Mapplethorpe's Provocative Art Finds A New Home In LA" by Mandalit del Barco March 17, 2016
Portrait of Frank Diaz, seated with leather jacket slung over shoulder
The Guardian
"Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium review – hunting for sex and death" by Jason Farago March 16, 2016
Man in full rubber suit with a hose in his mouth kneeling  on a bench in front of a plastic sheet.
The Art Newspaper
"Who's afraid of Robert Mapplethorpe?" by Helen Stoilas and Anny Shaw March 15, 2016
Self-Portrait in makeup and fur collar.
Vanity Fair
"When Robert Mapplethorpe Took New York" by Bob Colacello March 8, 2016
Portrait of Andy Warhol posed in front of a white circle against black background.
The New York Times
"Warhol and Mapplethorpe: Exploring Gender as Disguise and Identity" by Susan Modara December 25, 2015
Lisa Lyon cropped from thigh to waist caked in mud.
The New York Times
"Mapplethorpe Light and Dark" By Nazanin Lankarani May 8, 2014
Ken Moody, nude from the chest up, looking downwards.
The New York Times
"Mapplethorpe: A Sculptural Perspective" by Mara Hoberman April 15, 2014
Robert Sherman from the shoulders up, head turned away from camera.
The Daily Beast
“Mapplethorpe’s Artistic Twin" by Sarah Moroz April 8, 2014
Patti Smith facing camera, wrapped in a sheet and holding neck brace.
The Guardian
"Robert Mapplethorpe: Paris welcomes an erotic great – thanks to Patti Smith" by Jonathan Jones April 2, 2014
Two men bound in gauze, one turned towards camera with mouth wide open.
Artnet News
"Robert Mapplethorpe Takes Over Paris, Are the French Ready?" by Coline Milliard March 26, 2014
White flower in bowl of water photographed from above.
Los Angeles Times
"Review: LACMA’s ‘XYZ’ on Robert Mapplethorpe: Gay artist vs. straight tradition" by Christopher Knight November 4, 2012
Irises pointing in one direction diagonally across frame.
The New York Times
"Deal Brings Mapplethorpe Shows" by Ted Loos October 26, 2012
Top of a man's shaved head and shoulders at the bottom of the frame.
Los Angeles Times
"Mapplethorpe photos on view: Will they still shock"? by Jori Finkel October 19, 2012
Patti Smith facing camera, suit jacket draped over shoulder, triangular patch of light behind her.
Huffington Post
"‘In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe’ Is The Getty Museum’s Homage To The Pigeonholed Artist" by Katherine Brooks October 19, 2012
Sam Wagstaff, seated, hands folded in lap.
Financial Times
"Instant Gratification" by Ariella Budick May 18, 2008
Self-Portrait, Robert Holding the camera above his head, looking up.
The New York Times
"Spontaneity Was the Medium and the Message" by Karen Rosenberg May 16, 2008
Unique triptych of Patti Smith images from the film still moving, presented against alternating black and white backgrounds mounted together in a wooden frame.
The New York Times
"Critic's Notebook; Photography Wins Advocates, With a Focus Still to Come" by Charles Hagen February 2, 1993
The New Yorker
The New Yorker
"White and Black" by Ingrid Sischy November 5, 1989



The cover of Artforum's September 1989 issue showing a self portrait of Robert Mapplethorpe projected onto the Corcoran Gallery's facade
"Censorship and The Arts" by Gary Indianna September 1989
Calla lily in center of frame on a diagonal stem, facing away from camera.
Vanity Fair
"Robert Mapplethorpe's Proud Finale" by Dominick Dunne February 1989