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Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

NOW CLOSED

The first part of a year-long exhibition presents Robert Mapplethorpe’s early Polaroids, collages and classicised nudes alongside the S&M pictures. The second part will look at the photographer’s influence on contemporary artists. Find out more from the Guggenheim’s website. 

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Self-Portrait, Mapplethorpe

Self-Portrait (1980), Robert Mapplethorpe. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe

Patti Smith (1972), Robert Mapplethorpe. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Ken and Tyler, Mapplethorpe

Ken and Tyler (1985), Robert Mapplethorpe. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Louise Bourgeois, Mapplethorpe

Louise Bourgeois (1982), Robert Mapplethorpe. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Calla Lilly, Mapplethorpe

Calla Lilly (1986), Robert Mapplethorpe. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

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