Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium in Los Angeles

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March 10th, 2016 at 12:23 PM

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium in Los Angeles

Leather Crotch, 1980 Robert Mapplethorpe, Via Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens on 20th of March a retrospective exhibition of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Under the title “The Perfect Medium”, the show will explore the duality of high and low with permeated Mapplethorpe’s his work and ensured that his name gained more recognition in our time, almost 3 decades after his death. 

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, will showcase early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography; materials from his archive; portraits, still lifes, and figure studies; rare color photographs; and two seldom-seen moving image works. The exhibition also highlights the artist’s relationship to New York's sexual and artistic undergrounds, as well as his experimentation with a variety of media.

On on show at LA’s County Museum from 20th of Mach throughout 31st of July 2016.