Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 – 1989) was one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century. The Art Gallery of NSW is currently exhibiting Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium . This exhibition is an extensive look at the evolution and themes of Mapplethorpe’s work.
Unfortunately much of the public perception of the artist’s legacy is related to his photographing of the gay S & M scene and the controversy about public funding of controversial works. This exhibition however, while not diminishing the power of those images, gives the viewer a more in depth look at other aspects of his output. Continue reading MAPPLETHORPE EXHIBITION: AGNSW