Robert Mapplethorpe

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‘Bodacious!’ A thrilling new take on Robert Mapplethorpe, by ex-Vogue editor Edward Enninful
He shook up the world of fashion. For his next move, the sartorial supremo wants to change how we view the explosively provocative photographer. Edward Enninful reveals all about his first show

Charlotte Jansen

27, Feb, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Volcanic prints, Mapplethorpe’s mates and Puerto Rico’s Palestinians – the week in art
The history of 500 years of print from Picasso to Emin, Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits of his famous friends, and the Palestinian diaspora in Puerto Rico

Jonathan Jones

01, Dec, 2023 @2:54 PM

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Robert Mapplethorpe: Subject Object Image review – penises, perfection and Patti Smith
This being Mapplethorpe, phallic imagery is in abundance – but do we really need a room of dull celebrity portraits?

Charlotte Jansen

30, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘We have to fight for what is right’: Patti Smith on gender, Sally Rooney and Cop26
In the run-up to the climate conference, the rock’n’roll poet reflects – with a little help from her daughter – on a life spent breaking barriers, hanging out with Dylan and learning to Instagram

Nadia Khomami

29, Oct, 2021 @1:08 PM

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Patti Smith: 'I feel the unrest of the world in the pit of my stomach'
The singer on solitude, lifelong friend Sam Shepard, and her latest memoir

Kate Kellaway

20, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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On my radar: James Norton’s cultural highlights
The actor on the visceral emotion of Sharon Van Etten, a historic New York jazz bar and a provocative Broadway sensation

Michael Hogan

29, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Drag: Self-Portraits and Body Politics review – a purely cosmetic exercise
For all its transgressive aspirations, the Hayward’s sober celebration of cross-dressing largely features artists reprising age-old roles

Peter Conrad

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?

Patrick Collinson

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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