Robert Mapplethorpe

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Patti Smith: 'I feel the unrest of the world in the pit of my stomach'
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Drag: Self-Portraits and Body Politics review – a purely cosmetic exercise
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26, Aug, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Van Gogh leggings and Tracey teacups: how art merch broke out of the gift shop
Jackson Pollock socks, Louise Bourgeois eyemasks, Guerrilla Girls air freshener … what’s behind the explosion in art merchandise – and who’s really making the money?

Jenny Stevens

25, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Robert Mapplethorpe's photos document a vanishing kind of artistic community
The ways artists connect with and support each other is changing. Mapplethorpe’s work is a testament to the creative communities of the past

Nathan Dunne

07, Nov, 2017 @3:58 AM

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How photography became the hottest new investment choice
The rich are shunning paintings while prices for photographs are soaring, but is it an investment that works for everyone?

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16, Sep, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Edinburgh dance review: The Narrator; Dollhouse; Velvet Petal: Bedroom; Folk
Cécile da Costa hurls her fury at the universe, Bill Coleman suffers like a medieval martyr, and Edinburgh proves that the most vital work is happening outside London

Luke Jennings

27, Aug, 2017 @7:00 AM

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From Dig! to Jungletown – how Ondi Timoner is 'kicking the door down' for female filmmakers
With debut TV series Jungletown on air and a film about Robert Mapplethorpe in production, documentary maker Ondi Timoner talks about her gallery of impossible visionaries, falling out with Russell Brand, and why female directors have to ‘kick the door down’

Rebecca Nicholson

19, Jun, 2017 @3:35 PM

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Trump's proposal to end arts endowment is latest chapter in a fraught history
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $4bn to arts initiatives since it was created in 1965, but has faced threats since the Reagan era

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16, Mar, 2017 @6:04 PM

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Was wild Mapplethorpe just another guy with a camera?
Juergen Teller’s selection of Robert Mapplethorpe shots restores the shock. But some of these pairings are more Carry On than cool still life

Jonathan Jones

18, Nov, 2016 @4:43 PM

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Sensuality, apocalypse and map-making – the week in art
Colossal new Anselm Kiefer works arrive in London, while Juergen Teller curates the work of Robert Mapplethorpe – plus the rest of the week’s art happenings

Jonathan Jones

18, Nov, 2016 @1:33 PM

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