Artists

Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, born in New York in 1946, died in Boston 1989, was an acclaimed photographer, most noted for his black and white portraits of celebrities, flowers, as well as female and male nudes. While initially creating collages using found photographs, objects, and painting, Mapplethorpe turned to photography in the early 1970’s, through which – using a Polaroid SX-70 camera – he quickly became known for the portraits he took of his wide circle of friends, including famous artists, musicians, porn stars, and socialites. Mapplethorpe’s diverse oeuvre – homoerotic images, floral still-life photographs, pictures of children, commissioned portraits, and mixed-media sculpture – is united by the consistency of his approach and technique. Mapplethorpe’s photographs offer a seemingly endless gradation of blacks and whites, shadow and light. Regardless of their specific subject, his images combine both provocation and elegance.

Mapplethorpe participated in Documenta in 1977 and 1982. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions worldwide, including the LACMA and J. Paul Getty Museum (2016), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (2016), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (2015), Tate Modern (2008; 2014), Grand Palais (2014), Modern Art Oxford (2009), Whitney Museum of American Art (2008), MoMA P.S.1 (2006; 2008), the National Museum, Stockholm (2007), the Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2005), Museo Reina Sofía (2006), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2004), FRAC, Paris (2003). His work can be found in numerous public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Australian National Gallery, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York, Israel Museum, Madison Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, MoMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou,SFMOMA, Stedelijk Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum. Shortly before his untimely death, Mapplethorpe established The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, dedicated to the promotion of his work and to funding medical research in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

 

EDUCATION
1963–70 BFA, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York

selected  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Robert Mapplethorpe –  a perfectionist, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
Objects, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2016/17
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Focus: Perfection, Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal, Montréal, Canada

2016
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
XYZ, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Marais, Paris, France
The Perfect Medium, Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA & J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015/16
After The Moment. Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe, CAC Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH, USA
The Magic in the Muse, The Bowes Museum, Durham, England

2015
kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Galería Pepe Cobo, Lima, Peru

2014
Sell the Public Flowers, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Photographs and Polaroids, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe, Tate Modern, London, England
Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection, The Grunwald Gallery of Art, IU, USA
Grand Palais, Paris, France
Mapplethorpe-Rodin, Musée Rodin, Paris, France

2012/13
Xyz, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2012
PURE: Robert Mapplethorpe, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Ludwig Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

2011/12
Forma Foundation for Photography, Milan, Italy
The Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Robert Mapplethorpe (curated by Sofia Coppola), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2011
Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
En Plein Air, Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany
50 Americans, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Friends and Acquaintances, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Retrospektive, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Night Work, curated by Scissor Sisters, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England
Portraits, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA

2010
Photography with Sculpture, Towner, Eastbourne, England
Eros and Order, Malba – Fundación Costantini, Gallery 5, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eine Retrospektive, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009/10
Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
The Perfection in Form, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy

2009
A Season in Hell, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England
Portraits: Robert Mapplethorpe, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, USA
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) de Málaga, Malaga, Spain
Polaroids And Silver Prints In Context, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
TR3 Gallery and National Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Modern Art, Oxford, England

2008
Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Lisa, Milton, Thomas & Ken, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Robert Mapplethorpe – Works 1975-1988, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

2007
Women, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe. VANITAS, Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe’s – Y Portfolio, MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, USA

2006
Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Austria
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
A unique evening of poetry and screening of Still Moving (1978), collaborative work between Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, Tate Modern, London, England

2005
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Mapplethorpe, Neoclassicism, Sean Kelly, New York, USA
Allison Jacques Gallery, London
Robert Mapplethorpe: Tra Antico e Moderno, Una Antologia, Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe, Curated by Hedi Slimane, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Robert Mapplethorpe: Porträts und Erotik, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany

2004
Pictures Pictures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Nine Favourites, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

2003
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Eye to Eye: Robert Mapplethorpe selected by Cindy Sherman, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Robert Mapplethorpe: Sculptures and hand painted photographs, asperyjacques, London, England
Flower Photographs, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA

2002
Flowers, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Portfolios, Xavier Hufkens, Brussel, Belgium
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan

2001
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac-Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Senior & Shopmaker, New York, USA

2000
Cheim& Read, New York, USA
Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
Senior & Shopmaker, New York, USA
Patricia Laligant Photography, New York, USA
Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen, Netherlands

1999
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Andrea Rosen, New York, USA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

1998
Karen Mc Cready Fine Art, New York, USA
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Inc., Miami, USA
Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Houldsworth Fine Art, London, England
Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles, Belgium

1997
Galley Galgano, Los Angeles, USA
Projects- Cortland- Jessup, New York, USA
Yancey Richardson, New York, USA
123 Watts, New York, USA
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, USA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA

1996
Children, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
Hayward Gallery on the South Bank, London, England

1995
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, WA Art Gallery, Perth, Australia

1993/94
Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy

1992
Mapplethorpe versus Rodin, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo. Will travel to the Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan; the Museum of Kamakura; the Nagoya City Art Museum; the Modern Art Museum of Shiya.
Robert Mapplethorpe, I.C.A.C. Weston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1991
Robert Mapplethorpe: Early Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Galeria Weber, Alexander y Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Lady, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Musee d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Edelman, Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland
Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany

1990
Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York, USA

1989
Bridgewater/ Lustberg, New York, USA
The Modernist Still Life-Photographed, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, USA
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
Blum Helman, Los Angeles, Inc, Santa Monica, USA
Sala D’Ercole di Palazzo D’Accursio, Bologna, Italy
Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
The Perfect Moment, Institute of Contemporary Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., Wadsworth Athenum, Hartford, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1988
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)
Mapplethorpe Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, The Perfect Moment, Insititue of Contemporary Art, University of Pensylvania, Philadelphia, USA, catalogue with text by Janet Kardon, David, Joselit, Kay Larson, and Patti Smith, traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Washington, Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C; Wadsworth, Atheneum, Hartford; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; and Institute of Contemporary Art Boston.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (exh cat)
Photographien, Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland
New Color Work, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
A Season in Hell, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, USA

1987
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Julia Gallery, New Orleans, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe 1986,  Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe 1986,  Kicken-Pauseback Galerie, Cologne, Germany (exh cat)
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Obalne Galerije, Piran, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (exh cat)
Galerie Pierre-Hubert, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Francoise Lambert, Milan, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs, Claus Runkel Fine Art Ltd., London, England

1986
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs 1976-1985, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, South Yarra, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (exh cat)
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
Texas Gallery, Houston, USA
New Photographs, Palladium, New York, USA

1985
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
New Works in Platinum, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe-Black Flowers, Galerie Comicos, Lisbon, Portugal
Process, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwauhee, USA
Recent Works in Platinum, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1984
Robert Mapplethorpe – Fotografias, 1970-1983,  Galeria Fernando Vijande, Madrid, Spain
Process, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographies, 1978-1984, John A. Schweitzer, Montreal, Canada
Lady, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (exh cat)
Matrix 80, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA
Lucio Amelio Foundatoin, Naples, Italy

1983
New Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Recent New York, Sam Hardison Fine Arts, New York, USA
Lady, Lisa Lyon, photographs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Robert Mapplethorpe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Lady,  Rudiger Schöttle Galerie, Munich, Germany
Lady, Lisa Lyon, Photografie Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lady, Lisa Lyon, Olympus Gallery, London, England
New Work, Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1970-1983, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, travelled to Stills, Edinburgh; Arnolfini, Bristol; Midland Group, Nottingham; and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England (exh cat)
Photogravures 1983, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Centro di Documentazione di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy, travelled to Palazzo delle Cento Finestre, Florence, Italy (exh cat)
The Agency, Hardison Fine Arts Gallery, New York, USA

1982
Black Males, Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe Foto’s, Galerie Tom Peek, Utrecht, Netherlands
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Shore Gallery, The Pines, Long Island, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Recent Work, Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Robert Mapplethorpe, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA
Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan

1981
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Lunn Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Galerie Texbraun, Paris, France
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travelled to Fotogalerie Forum Stadtpark,  Graz, Austria; Modern Art Galerie, Vienna, Austria; PPC Galerie F.C. Grundlach, Hamburg, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Kunstverein München, Germany; Nikon Foto Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland (exh cat)
Nagel Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Recent Photographs, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
ART 12’81, Galerie Jurka, Basel, Switzerland

1980
Black Males, Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)
Vision Gallery, Boston, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe: Blacks and Whites, Lawson/De Celle Gallery, San Francisco, USA
In a Plain Brown Wrapper Gallery, Chicago, USA
Stuart Gallery, Chicago, USA
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

1979
Robert Mapplethorpe : 1970-1975, Robert Samuel Gallery
Texas Gallery, Houston, USA
Contact, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)
Trade Off, with Lynn Davis, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

1978
La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Film and Stills, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
The Chrysler Museum, Virginia, USA (exh cat)
Langdon Street Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, USA
La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Los Angeles Institute of Comtemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA

1977
Flowers, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Erotic Pictures ,The Kitchen, New York, USA

1976
Polaroids, Light Gallery, New York, USA

 

selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Black&White, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2016/17
Loteria – Selected works from the r/e collection, Espacio artkunstarte, Galería Arnés y Röpke, Madrid, Spain

2016
Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, USA
Mapplethorpe + Munch, Munchmuseet, Oslo, Norway

2014/15
One Way: Peter Marino, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL, USA

2014
Falling Into Darkness…, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
A Inusitada, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
Better With Age: Celebrating 35 Years, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
la piel traslúcida.Obras de la colección Iberdrola, Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao, Spain
Garden Party, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA
1984?, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Reproductibilitat 1.1, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2012/13
Der nackte Mann, Lentos Kunstmuuseum, Linz, Österreich – Ludwig Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Self-Portrait, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek

2012
Sala Pelaires, C/Pelaires, 5, E07001 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Körper als Protest, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Poule!, Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
CIRCA 1986, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA
Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Off the Wall/Fora da Parede, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

2010/11
Autour de l’extrême. Un choix dans les collections de la MEP, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

2010
Man Ray – Mapplethorpe, Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy
Chelsea Hotel: Ghosts of Bohemia, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Nude Visions – 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der Fotografie, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany
Incognito: The Hidden Self-Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Off the Wall. Part 1: Thirty Performative Actions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
Kontroversen. Justiz, Ethik und Fotografie, KunstHaus Wien, Vienna, Austria

2009
Sterling Ruby & Robert Mapplethorpe, Xavier Hufkens, Brüssel
Something for Everyone, Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Trust Me, GMVZ, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BLACK AND BLACK GROUP SHOWS / ROOM – 1, Black Cube Gallery, Sant Antoni Maria Claret, Barcelona, Spain
Deadline, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM/ARC, Paris, France
Shake It: An Instant History of the Polaroid, Pump House Gallery, London, England
Contemporary art is just easy as pie, Art Tower Mito ATM, Mito, Japan
Big Shots: Andy Warhol, Celebrity Culture, and the 1980s, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, USA
MESSIAHS, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
Self-Portraits, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Ingres et les modernes, Musée Ingres Montauban, France
The Figure and Dr. Freud, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY, USA
Das Portrait. Fotografie als Bühne, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Le Temps Emprunté / The borrowed time, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Croatia
Toward Abstraction: Photographs and Photograms, The de Young Museum  San Francisco, USA
Zum Strand / To the beach, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Photo-OP, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, USA
en todas as partes. políticas da diversidade sexual na arte, CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
sh[OUT]: Contemporary art and human rights, GoMA – Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scottland
Fatal Attraction: Diana and Actaeon – The Forbidden Gaze, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England
The Fallen Angels, Watari – Um, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Fotofiesta, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
Tresures of Gay Art, The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA
Costanti del classico nell’arte del XX e XXI secolo, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Palazzo Valle Catania, Italy
Nudes, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil
This is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection, ICP – International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA
Body Image: American Art and the Human Form, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, MI, USA

2008
North Diana und Aktaion, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fotografien aus der Sammlung agnès b., C/O Berlin, Germany
FEMALE TROUBLE, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London, England
Punk. No One is Innocent, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Second Thoughts, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Nina in Position, Artists Space, New York, USA
Political Corect, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Genève, Switzerland

2007
Eros, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Das achte Feld / The eight square, Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne, Germany
The body exposed, ArteF, Zurich, Switzerland
The heartbeat of fashion, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Revelation, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
Robert Mapplethorpe / Martin Bruno Schmidt, Galerie tazl, Graz, Austria
Wrestle, Hessel Museum of Art / CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Into Me / Out of  Me, KW – Kunstwerke Berlin, Germany, MACRO – Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy
Family Pictures, Guggenheim Museum New York, USA
Eros in der Kunst der Moderne, BA-CA Kunstforum, Wien, Austria
Rockers Island. Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
MODE:BILDER Sammlung F.C. Gundlach,  NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Exhibitionism, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
exitus. tod alltäglich, Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria
Seduced – Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Centre, London, England

2006
Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Good Vibrations. Visual arts and rock music, Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
Speaking with Hands. Photographs from The Buhl Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain , Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, USA, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Celebrity Portraits, Robert Mapplethorpe/Andy Warhol, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Thank you for the Music, Galerie Sprüth Magers London, Simon Lee, London, England
Jan Fabre, beaumontpublic+königbloc, Luxemburg
Singular, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
La vision impura, Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Peter Halley / Robert Mapplethorpe, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA
Die verliehene Zeit, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
In Sight, MoCP – MoCP – Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Into me / Out of me, P.S.1 MoMA – P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center – MoMA, Long Island, USA
Flutter, The Approach, London, England
Corpus Christi, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Surprise, Surprise, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

2005
Thank you for the Music, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Flashback – Eine Revision der Kunst der 80er Jahre, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Singular, Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway

2004
Pictures Pictures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Pandemic: Imaging AIDS, The Watson Institute for International Studies, Providence, USA

2002
Portrait Photography, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

1997
Goodbye to Berlin? 100 Jahre Schwulenbewegung, Schwules Museum, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

1992
Portraits, Klarfeld Perry Gallery, New York, USA
The Midtown Flower Show, Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, travelled to The Portland Museum of Art, Maine

1991
Fashion Photography Since 1945, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Twentieth Century Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, travelled to Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, and Musee D’Arte Moderne et D’ Arte Contemporain, Nice, France
7 Women, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
The Body in question, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
The Power of Theatrical Madness,  Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Modern Botanical, ICAC Weston Gallery, Carmel, USA
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Erotic Desire, Perspektief, Rotterdam, Netherlands
La Revanche de L’Image, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneve, Switzerland,
Framed, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Cruciformed: Images of the Cross since 1980, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art at Wright State University, Dayton, USA
Photography From 1980 to 1990, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, USA
Galerie Nikolaus Sonne, Berlin, Germany

1990
The Indomitable Spirit, The International Center of Photography, Midtown, New York, USA,
travelled to Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, Pace/ MacGill Gallery, New York, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, AIPAD Special
Exhibition at the Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Botanica: The Secret Life of Plants, Lehman College Art Gallery, The City University of New York, USA
Disturb Me, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, USA
The Humanist Icon, The Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, travelled to The New York Academy of Art, New York and to the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe Flowers/Andre Kertesz Vintage Photographs, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1989
Photography Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (exh cat)
Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (exh cat)
150 Years of Photography, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA, travelled to The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Legacy of William Henry Fox Talbot, Burden Gallery, New York, USA
Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Photographie, Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
Group Show, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
L’Invention d’un Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Taboo, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, USA
Self and Shadow, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Photographie,  Kulturzentrum Mainz, Germany

1988
Return of the Hero, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
Flower, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, USA
First Person Singular: Self Portrait Photography, 1840 -1986, The High Museum at Georgia-Pacific Center, Atlanta, USA (exh cat)
LifeLike, Lorence-Monk Gallery, New York, USA
Fotofest 88, Houston, USA
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Identity: Representations of the Self, Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, USA

1987
Portrait: Faces of the ’80s, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA (exh cat)
Il Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia l9th -20th Cen., Commune di Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy
Legacy of Light, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Of People and Places: The Floyd and Josephine Segal Collection of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum, USA (exh cat)

1986
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, USA
OSO Bay Biennial, Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, USA
Rules of the Game: Culture Defining Gender, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, USA (exh cat)
intimate/INTIMATE, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, USA (exh cat)
Sacred Images in Secular Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Bentler Galleries Inc., Houston, USA
A Matter of Scale, Rockland Center for the Arts and Blue Hill Plaza Associates, Pearl River, New York, USA
Contemporary Issues III, Holman Hall Art Gallery, Trenton State College, New Jersey, USA (exh cat)
The Sacred and the Sacreligious: Iconographic Images in Photography, Photo Resource Center, Boston, USA
Invitation: La Revue Parkett, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Galerie Contemporaines, Paris, France
Twelve on 20 x 24, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, USA
Staging the Self, National Portrait Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre, London, England
Art & Advertising, Commercial Photography by Artists, International Center of Photography, New York, USA (exh cat)
Midtown Review, International Center of Photography/Midtown, New York, USA
The Fashionable Image: Unconventional Fashion Photography, Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA (exh cat)

1985
Beautiful Photographs, One Penn Plaza, New York, USA
Five Years with ‘The Face’, Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
Imaye, Insight: Photographic Intuitions of the 1980’s, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, USA
The New Figure, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, USA
Messages from 1985, Light Gallery, New York, USA
Picture Taking: Weegee, Walker Evans, Sherrie Levine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (exh cat)
Entertainment, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, USA
Flowers: Varied Perspectives, Patricia Heesy Gallery, New York, USA
Nucle, Naked, Stripped, Hayden Gallery, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (exh cat)
Beauty, Palladium, New York, USA
Big Portraits, Jeffrey Hoffeld & Company, New York, USA
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Self-Portrait: The Photographer’s Persona 1840-1985, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Home Work, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA

1984
Radical Photography: The Bizarre Image, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, USA (exh cat)
Face to Face, Recent Portrait Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (exh cat)
Portrait Photography,  Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, USA
Twelve on 20 x 24, The New England Foundation of the Arts, travelled to Gallery of the School of Fine Arts, Boston; Westbrook College, Portland, Maine. Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Smith College Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts, and Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii, USA (exh cat)
Flower as Image in 20th Century Photography, Wave Hill, New York, USA (exh cat)
Sex, Cable, New York, USA
Terrae Motus, Fondazione Amelio, Napoli, Italy, catalogue with text by Giulio Carlo Argan
Sex-Specific: Photographic Investigations of Contemporary Sexuality, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Superior Street Gallery, Chicago, USA (exh cat)
Still Life Photographs, Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, USA
Allegories of the Human Form: A Photography Exhibit, Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, USA
The Heroic Figure, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA, travelled to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee; Alexandria Museum/Visual Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA (exh cat)
Second Salon of Montreal Art Galleries, Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada

1983
Three Dimensional Photographs,  Castelli Graphics, New York, USA
Presentation: Recent Portrait Photography, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, USA (exh cat)
Phototypes, Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York, USA (exh cat)
Drawings, Photographs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Self-Portraits, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, USA (exh cat)
Photography in America 1910-1983, The Tampa Museum, Tampa, USA (exh cat)
New Art, Tate Gallery, London, England
New Perspectives on the Nude, The Foto Gallery, Wales

1982
Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photograph, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (exh cat)
Points of View, University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman, USA
documenta 7, Kassel, Germany (exh cat)
La Photographie En Amerique, Galerie Texbraun, Paris, France
The Black Male Image, Harlem Exhibition Space, New York, USA
Lichtbildniss, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
The Erotic Impulse, Concord Gallery, New York, USA
Portraits, Concord Gallery, New York, USA
Faces Photographed, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, USA
Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design, Hayden Gallery, List Visual Arts Center, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (exh cat)

1981
Marked Photographs, Robert Samuel Gallery, New York.
Autoportraits Photographiques, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
New York, New Wave, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S.l, Long Island City, New York, USA
1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (exh cat)
Land/Urban Scapes, Islip Town Art Center, Islip, New York, USA
Inside Out-Self Beyond Likeness, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, USA, travelled to Portland Art Museum, Oregon, and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA (exh cat)
Figures: Forms and Expressions, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Bufflao, USA (exh cat)
US Art Now, Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm; Gotesborgs Kunstmuseum Gotesborg, Sweden (exh cat)
Surrealist Photographic Portraits: 1920-80, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA (exh cat)
Instant Fotografie, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)

1980
New Visions, Carson-Sapiro Gallery, Denver, USA
The Norman Fisher Collection, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, USA (exh cat)
Secret Paintings (Erotic Paintings and Photographs), Jehu Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Presences: The Figure and Manmade Environments, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, USA (exh cat)
In Photography, Color as Subject, School of Visual Arts Museum, New York, USA
Quattro Fotografi Differenti, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (exh cat)

1979
People Watching, Museum of Modern Art, Art Advisory Service, New York, USA
Attitudes, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Artists by Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
American Portraits of the Sixties and Seventies, Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, USA (exh cat)

1978
Mirrors and Windows, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, travelled to Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; J.B. Speed  Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; and Milwaukee Art Center (exh cat)
Rated X, Marge Neikrug Gallery, New York, USA
The Collection of Sam Wagstaff, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., USA, travelled to St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri; Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; and High Museum, Atlanta

1977
Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany (exh cat)

1976
Animals, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA

1974
Recent Religious and Ritual Art, Buecker and Harpsichords, New York, USA
Group Exhibition, Bykert Gallery, New York, USA

1973
Polaroids: Robert Mapplethorpe, Brigid Polk, Andy Warhol, Gotham Book Mart,
New York, USA

  • Sybil Walker, 1979
    silver gelatin print

  • Flower, 1980
    silver gelatin print

  • Jill Chapman, 1983
    silver gelatin print

  • George Bradshaw, 1980
    silver gelatin print

  • Flower, 1983
    silver gelatin print

  • Francesca Thyssen, 1981
    silver gelatin print

  • Calla Lily, 1985
    Silver gelatin print

  • Javier, 1985
    Silver gelatin print

  • Alistair Butler / Torso, 1980
    silver gelatin print print

  • Armpit/Livingston, 1988
    silver gelatin print

  • Michael Reed, 1987
    silver gelatin print

  • Ganymede, 1988
    silver gelatin print

  • Ice Bucket and Spoon, 1987
    gelatin silver print

  • Eddie Jones, 1980
    silver gelatin print print

  • Waves, 1980
    gelatin silver print

  • Barry, 1983
    silver gelatin print

  • Phillip Prioleau / Cock, 1980
    Silver Gelatin Print

  • White Gauze, 1984
    Gelatin Silver Print

  • Man in Polyester Suit, 1980
    Gelatin silver print

  • Untitled (sheets), 1974
    Polaroid photograph

CAPTION

Sybil Walker, 1979
silver gelatin print
34.5 x 34.5 cm | 13 2/3 x 13 2/3 in
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
Edition 5/10
RMAP/GTS 495
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Flower, 1980
silver gelatin print
34.5 x 35 cm | 13 1/2 x 13 3/4 in
Framed: 61.01 x 58.5 x 2.49 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
Edition 11/15
RMAP/GTS 497
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Jill Chapman, 1983
silver gelatin print
38 x 37.5 cm | 15 x 14 3/4 in
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
Edition 6/10
RMAP/GTS 504
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

George Bradshaw, 1980
silver gelatin print
34 x 35 cm | 13 1/2 x 13 3/4 in
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
Edition 6/15
RMAP/GTS 496
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Flower, 1983
silver gelatin print
48.6 x 38.1 cm | 19 1/4 x 15 in
Framed: 73.5 x 61 x 2.5 cm | 29 x 24 x 1 in
Edition 9/10
RMAP/GTS 507
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Francesca Thyssen, 1981
silver gelatin print
34.7 x 34.7 cm | 13 2/3 x 13 2/3 in
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
Edition 6/15
RMAP/GTS 498
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Calla Lily, 1985
Silver gelatin print
51 x 41 cm | 20 5/64 x 16 9/64 in
Framed: 62 x 62 cm | 24 13/32 x 24 13/32 in
Edition 6/10
RMAP/GTS 259
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Javier, 1985
Silver gelatin print
25 x 25 cm | 9 27/32 x 9 27/32 in
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
Edition 4/10
on request
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Alistair Butler / Torso, 1980
silver gelatin print print
40.6 x 51 cm | 16 x 20 in
Edition 4/15
RMAP/GTS 473
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Armpit/Livingston, 1988
silver gelatin print
48 x 48 cm | 19 x 19 in
Framed: 72 x 69.5 x 3 cm | 28 1/3 x 27 1/3 x 1 1/4 in
Edition AP 1/2
RMAP/GTS 515
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Michael Reed, 1987
silver gelatin print
48 x 48 cm | 19 x 19 in
Framed: 71 x 68.5 x 2.5 cm | 28 x 27 x 1 in
Edition 9/10
RMAP/GTS 512
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Ganymede, 1988
silver gelatin print
48 x 48 cm | 19 x 19 in
Framed: 73.5 x 61 x 2.5 cm | 29 x 24 x 1 in
Edition 1/10
RMAP/GTS 517
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Ice Bucket and Spoon, 1987
gelatin silver print
61 x 51 cm | 24 1/64 x 20 5/64 in
Edition 1/10
RMAP/GTS 489
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Eddie Jones, 1980
silver gelatin print print
40.6 x 51 cm | 16 x 20 in
Edition 10/15
RMAP/GTS 467
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Waves, 1980
gelatin silver print
51 x 41 cm | 20 5/64 x 16 9/64 in
Edition 5/15
RMAP/GTS 490
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Barry, 1983
silver gelatin print
38 x 38 cm | 15 x 15 in
Framed: 61 x 58.5 x 2.5 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 in
Edition 10/10
RMAP/GTS 505
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Phillip Prioleau / Cock, 1980
Silver Gelatin Print
51 x 41 cm | 20 x 16 1/4 in
Edition 8/15
RMAP/GTS 122
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

White Gauze, 1984
Gelatin Silver Print
50.8 x 40.6 cm | 20 x 15 63/64 in
Edition 2/10
sold
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Man in Polyester Suit, 1980
Gelatin silver print
Frame: 61 x 58.4 x 3.1 cm | 24 x 23 x 1 1/4 in
Edition of 9/15
RMAP/GTS 519
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.

Untitled (sheets), 1974
Polaroid photograph
14 x 11 cm | Paper Size: 14 x 11 cm
sold
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
Used with permission.

Biography and Concept

Robert Mapplethorpe, born in New York in 1946, died in Boston 1989, was an acclaimed photographer, most noted for his black and white portraits of celebrities, flowers, as well as female and male nudes. While initially creating collages using found photographs, objects, and painting, Mapplethorpe turned to photography in the early 1970’s, through which – using a Polaroid SX-70 camera – he quickly became known for the portraits he took of his wide circle of friends, including famous artists, musicians, porn stars, and socialites. Mapplethorpe’s diverse oeuvre – homoerotic images, floral still-life photographs, pictures of children, commissioned portraits, and mixed-media sculpture – is united by the consistency of his approach and technique. Mapplethorpe’s photographs offer a seemingly endless gradation of blacks and whites, shadow and light. Regardless of their specific subject, his images combine both provocation and elegance.

Mapplethorpe participated in Documenta in 1977 and 1982. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions worldwide, including the LACMA and J. Paul Getty Museum (2016), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (2016), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (2015), Tate Modern (2008; 2014), Grand Palais (2014), Modern Art Oxford (2009), Whitney Museum of American Art (2008), MoMA P.S.1 (2006; 2008), the National Museum, Stockholm (2007), the Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2005), Museo Reina Sofía (2006), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2004), FRAC, Paris (2003). His work can be found in numerous public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Australian National Gallery, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York, Israel Museum, Madison Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, MoMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou,SFMOMA, Stedelijk Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum. Shortly before his untimely death, Mapplethorpe established The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, dedicated to the promotion of his work and to funding medical research in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

 

EDUCATION
1963–70 BFA, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York

Exhibitions

selected  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Robert Mapplethorpe –  a perfectionist, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
Objects, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2016/17
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Focus: Perfection, Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal, Montréal, Canada

2016
Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
XYZ, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Marais, Paris, France
The Perfect Medium, Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA & J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015/16
After The Moment. Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe, CAC Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH, USA
The Magic in the Muse, The Bowes Museum, Durham, England

2015
kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Galería Pepe Cobo, Lima, Peru

2014
Sell the Public Flowers, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Photographs and Polaroids, Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe, Tate Modern, London, England
Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection, The Grunwald Gallery of Art, IU, USA
Grand Palais, Paris, France
Mapplethorpe-Rodin, Musée Rodin, Paris, France

2012/13
Xyz, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2012
PURE: Robert Mapplethorpe, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Ludwig Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

2011/12
Forma Foundation for Photography, Milan, Italy
The Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Robert Mapplethorpe (curated by Sofia Coppola), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2011
Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
En Plein Air, Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany
50 Americans, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Friends and Acquaintances, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Retrospektive, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Night Work, curated by Scissor Sisters, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England
Portraits, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA

2010
Photography with Sculpture, Towner, Eastbourne, England
Eros and Order, Malba – Fundación Costantini, Gallery 5, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eine Retrospektive, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009/10
Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
The Perfection in Form, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy

2009
A Season in Hell, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England
Portraits: Robert Mapplethorpe, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, USA
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) de Málaga, Malaga, Spain
Polaroids And Silver Prints In Context, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
TR3 Gallery and National Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Modern Art, Oxford, England

2008
Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Lisa, Milton, Thomas & Ken, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Robert Mapplethorpe – Works 1975-1988, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

2007
Women, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe. VANITAS, Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe’s – Y Portfolio, MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, USA

2006
Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Austria
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
A unique evening of poetry and screening of Still Moving (1978), collaborative work between Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, Tate Modern, London, England

2005
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Mapplethorpe, Neoclassicism, Sean Kelly, New York, USA
Allison Jacques Gallery, London
Robert Mapplethorpe: Tra Antico e Moderno, Una Antologia, Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe, Curated by Hedi Slimane, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Robert Mapplethorpe: Porträts und Erotik, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany

2004
Pictures Pictures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Nine Favourites, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

2003
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Eye to Eye: Robert Mapplethorpe selected by Cindy Sherman, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Robert Mapplethorpe: Sculptures and hand painted photographs, asperyjacques, London, England
Flower Photographs, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA

2002
Flowers, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Portfolios, Xavier Hufkens, Brussel, Belgium
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan

2001
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac-Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Senior & Shopmaker, New York, USA

2000
Cheim& Read, New York, USA
Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
Senior & Shopmaker, New York, USA
Patricia Laligant Photography, New York, USA
Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen, Netherlands

1999
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Andrea Rosen, New York, USA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

1998
Karen Mc Cready Fine Art, New York, USA
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Inc., Miami, USA
Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Houldsworth Fine Art, London, England
Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles, Belgium

1997
Galley Galgano, Los Angeles, USA
Projects- Cortland- Jessup, New York, USA
Yancey Richardson, New York, USA
123 Watts, New York, USA
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, USA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA

1996
Children, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
Hayward Gallery on the South Bank, London, England

1995
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, WA Art Gallery, Perth, Australia

1993/94
Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy

1992
Mapplethorpe versus Rodin, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo. Will travel to the Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan; the Museum of Kamakura; the Nagoya City Art Museum; the Modern Art Museum of Shiya.
Robert Mapplethorpe, I.C.A.C. Weston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1991
Robert Mapplethorpe: Early Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Galeria Weber, Alexander y Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Lady, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Musee d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Edelman, Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland
Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany

1990
Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York, USA

1989
Bridgewater/ Lustberg, New York, USA
The Modernist Still Life-Photographed, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, USA
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
Blum Helman, Los Angeles, Inc, Santa Monica, USA
Sala D’Ercole di Palazzo D’Accursio, Bologna, Italy
Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
The Perfect Moment, Institute of Contemporary Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., Wadsworth Athenum, Hartford, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1988
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)
Mapplethorpe Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, The Perfect Moment, Insititue of Contemporary Art, University of Pensylvania, Philadelphia, USA, catalogue with text by Janet Kardon, David, Joselit, Kay Larson, and Patti Smith, traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Washington, Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C; Wadsworth, Atheneum, Hartford; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; and Institute of Contemporary Art Boston.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (exh cat)
Photographien, Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, Switzerland
New Color Work, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
A Season in Hell, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, USA

1987
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Julia Gallery, New Orleans, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe 1986,  Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe 1986,  Kicken-Pauseback Galerie, Cologne, Germany (exh cat)
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Obalne Galerije, Piran, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (exh cat)
Galerie Pierre-Hubert, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Francoise Lambert, Milan, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs, Claus Runkel Fine Art Ltd., London, England

1986
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs 1976-1985, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, South Yarra, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (exh cat)
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
Texas Gallery, Houston, USA
New Photographs, Palladium, New York, USA

1985
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
New Works in Platinum, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe-Black Flowers, Galerie Comicos, Lisbon, Portugal
Process, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwauhee, USA
Recent Works in Platinum, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1984
Robert Mapplethorpe – Fotografias, 1970-1983,  Galeria Fernando Vijande, Madrid, Spain
Process, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographies, 1978-1984, John A. Schweitzer, Montreal, Canada
Lady, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (exh cat)
Matrix 80, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA
Lucio Amelio Foundatoin, Naples, Italy

1983
New Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Recent New York, Sam Hardison Fine Arts, New York, USA
Lady, Lisa Lyon, photographs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Robert Mapplethorpe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Lady,  Rudiger Schöttle Galerie, Munich, Germany
Lady, Lisa Lyon, Photografie Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lady, Lisa Lyon, Olympus Gallery, London, England
New Work, Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan (exh cat)
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1970-1983, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, travelled to Stills, Edinburgh; Arnolfini, Bristol; Midland Group, Nottingham; and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England (exh cat)
Photogravures 1983, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Centro di Documentazione di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy, travelled to Palazzo delle Cento Finestre, Florence, Italy (exh cat)
The Agency, Hardison Fine Arts Gallery, New York, USA

1982
Black Males, Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe Foto’s, Galerie Tom Peek, Utrecht, Netherlands
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Shore Gallery, The Pines, Long Island, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Recent Work, Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Robert Mapplethorpe, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA
Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan

1981
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Lunn Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Galerie Texbraun, Paris, France
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travelled to Fotogalerie Forum Stadtpark,  Graz, Austria; Modern Art Galerie, Vienna, Austria; PPC Galerie F.C. Grundlach, Hamburg, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Kunstverein München, Germany; Nikon Foto Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland (exh cat)
Nagel Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Recent Photographs, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
ART 12’81, Galerie Jurka, Basel, Switzerland

1980
Black Males, Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)
Vision Gallery, Boston, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe: Blacks and Whites, Lawson/De Celle Gallery, San Francisco, USA
In a Plain Brown Wrapper Gallery, Chicago, USA
Stuart Gallery, Chicago, USA
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

1979
Robert Mapplethorpe : 1970-1975, Robert Samuel Gallery
Texas Gallery, Houston, USA
Contact, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)
Trade Off, with Lynn Davis, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

1978
La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Film and Stills, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
The Chrysler Museum, Virginia, USA (exh cat)
Langdon Street Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, USA
La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Los Angeles Institute of Comtemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA

1977
Flowers, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Erotic Pictures ,The Kitchen, New York, USA

1976
Polaroids, Light Gallery, New York, USA

 

selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Black&White, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2016/17
Loteria – Selected works from the r/e collection, Espacio artkunstarte, Galería Arnés y Röpke, Madrid, Spain

2016
Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, USA
Mapplethorpe + Munch, Munchmuseet, Oslo, Norway

2014/15
One Way: Peter Marino, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL, USA

2014
Falling Into Darkness…, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
A Inusitada, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
Better With Age: Celebrating 35 Years, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
la piel traslúcida.Obras de la colección Iberdrola, Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao, Spain
Garden Party, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA
1984?, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Reproductibilitat 1.1, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2012/13
Der nackte Mann, Lentos Kunstmuuseum, Linz, Österreich – Ludwig Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Self-Portrait, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek

2012
Sala Pelaires, C/Pelaires, 5, E07001 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Körper als Protest, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Poule!, Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico

2011
CIRCA 1986, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA
Clap, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Off the Wall/Fora da Parede, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

2010/11
Autour de l’extrême. Un choix dans les collections de la MEP, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

2010
Man Ray – Mapplethorpe, Fondazione Marconi, Milan, Italy
Chelsea Hotel: Ghosts of Bohemia, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Nude Visions – 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der Fotografie, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany
Incognito: The Hidden Self-Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Off the Wall. Part 1: Thirty Performative Actions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
Kontroversen. Justiz, Ethik und Fotografie, KunstHaus Wien, Vienna, Austria

2009
Sterling Ruby & Robert Mapplethorpe, Xavier Hufkens, Brüssel
Something for Everyone, Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Trust Me, GMVZ, Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BLACK AND BLACK GROUP SHOWS / ROOM – 1, Black Cube Gallery, Sant Antoni Maria Claret, Barcelona, Spain
Deadline, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM/ARC, Paris, France
Shake It: An Instant History of the Polaroid, Pump House Gallery, London, England
Contemporary art is just easy as pie, Art Tower Mito ATM, Mito, Japan
Big Shots: Andy Warhol, Celebrity Culture, and the 1980s, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, USA
MESSIAHS, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
Self-Portraits, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
Ingres et les modernes, Musée Ingres Montauban, France
The Figure and Dr. Freud, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY, USA
Das Portrait. Fotografie als Bühne, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Le Temps Emprunté / The borrowed time, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Croatia
Toward Abstraction: Photographs and Photograms, The de Young Museum  San Francisco, USA
Zum Strand / To the beach, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Photo-OP, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL, USA
en todas as partes. políticas da diversidade sexual na arte, CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
sh[OUT]: Contemporary art and human rights, GoMA – Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scottland
Fatal Attraction: Diana and Actaeon – The Forbidden Gaze, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England
The Fallen Angels, Watari – Um, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Fotofiesta, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
Tresures of Gay Art, The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA
Costanti del classico nell’arte del XX e XXI secolo, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Palazzo Valle Catania, Italy
Nudes, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil
This is Not a Fashion Photograph: Selections from the ICP Collection, ICP – International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA
Body Image: American Art and the Human Form, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, MI, USA

2008
North Diana und Aktaion, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fotografien aus der Sammlung agnès b., C/O Berlin, Germany
FEMALE TROUBLE, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London, England
Punk. No One is Innocent, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960, Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Second Thoughts, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Nina in Position, Artists Space, New York, USA
Political Corect, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Genève, Switzerland

2007
Eros, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Das achte Feld / The eight square, Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne, Germany
The body exposed, ArteF, Zurich, Switzerland
The heartbeat of fashion, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Revelation, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
Robert Mapplethorpe / Martin Bruno Schmidt, Galerie tazl, Graz, Austria
Wrestle, Hessel Museum of Art / CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Into Me / Out of  Me, KW – Kunstwerke Berlin, Germany, MACRO – Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy
Family Pictures, Guggenheim Museum New York, USA
Eros in der Kunst der Moderne, BA-CA Kunstforum, Wien, Austria
Rockers Island. Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
MODE:BILDER Sammlung F.C. Gundlach,  NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Exhibitionism, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
exitus. tod alltäglich, Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria
Seduced – Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Centre, London, England

2006
Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Good Vibrations. Visual arts and rock music, Palazzo delle Papesse – Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
Speaking with Hands. Photographs from The Buhl Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain , Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, USA, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Celebrity Portraits, Robert Mapplethorpe/Andy Warhol, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Thank you for the Music, Galerie Sprüth Magers London, Simon Lee, London, England
Jan Fabre, beaumontpublic+königbloc, Luxemburg
Singular, Galleri S.E., Bergen, Norway
La vision impura, Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Peter Halley / Robert Mapplethorpe, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA
Die verliehene Zeit, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
In Sight, MoCP – MoCP – Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Into me / Out of me, P.S.1 MoMA – P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center – MoMA, Long Island, USA
Flutter, The Approach, London, England
Corpus Christi, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Surprise, Surprise, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

2005
Thank you for the Music, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Flashback – Eine Revision der Kunst der 80er Jahre, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
Singular, Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway

2004
Pictures Pictures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Pandemic: Imaging AIDS, The Watson Institute for International Studies, Providence, USA

2002
Portrait Photography, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

1997
Goodbye to Berlin? 100 Jahre Schwulenbewegung, Schwules Museum, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

1992
Portraits, Klarfeld Perry Gallery, New York, USA
The Midtown Flower Show, Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, travelled to The Portland Museum of Art, Maine

1991
Fashion Photography Since 1945, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Twentieth Century Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, travelled to Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, and Musee D’Arte Moderne et D’ Arte Contemporain, Nice, France
7 Women, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
The Body in question, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
The Power of Theatrical Madness,  Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Modern Botanical, ICAC Weston Gallery, Carmel, USA
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Erotic Desire, Perspektief, Rotterdam, Netherlands
La Revanche de L’Image, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneve, Switzerland,
Framed, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Cruciformed: Images of the Cross since 1980, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art at Wright State University, Dayton, USA
Photography From 1980 to 1990, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, USA
Galerie Nikolaus Sonne, Berlin, Germany

1990
The Indomitable Spirit, The International Center of Photography, Midtown, New York, USA,
travelled to Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, Pace/ MacGill Gallery, New York, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, AIPAD Special
Exhibition at the Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Botanica: The Secret Life of Plants, Lehman College Art Gallery, The City University of New York, USA
Disturb Me, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, USA
The Humanist Icon, The Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, travelled to The New York Academy of Art, New York and to the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe Flowers/Andre Kertesz Vintage Photographs, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1989
Photography Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (exh cat)
Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Photographie, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (exh cat)
150 Years of Photography, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA, travelled to The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
The Legacy of William Henry Fox Talbot, Burden Gallery, New York, USA
Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Photographie, Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
Group Show, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, USA
L’Invention d’un Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Taboo, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, USA
Self and Shadow, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Das Portrait in der zeitgenössischen Photographie,  Kulturzentrum Mainz, Germany

1988
Return of the Hero, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, USA
Flower, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, USA
First Person Singular: Self Portrait Photography, 1840 -1986, The High Museum at Georgia-Pacific Center, Atlanta, USA (exh cat)
LifeLike, Lorence-Monk Gallery, New York, USA
Fotofest 88, Houston, USA
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
Identity: Representations of the Self, Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, USA

1987
Portrait: Faces of the ’80s, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA (exh cat)
Il Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia l9th -20th Cen., Commune di Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy
Legacy of Light, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Of People and Places: The Floyd and Josephine Segal Collection of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum, USA (exh cat)

1986
Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, USA
OSO Bay Biennial, Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, USA
Rules of the Game: Culture Defining Gender, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, USA (exh cat)
intimate/INTIMATE, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, USA (exh cat)
Sacred Images in Secular Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Bentler Galleries Inc., Houston, USA
A Matter of Scale, Rockland Center for the Arts and Blue Hill Plaza Associates, Pearl River, New York, USA
Contemporary Issues III, Holman Hall Art Gallery, Trenton State College, New Jersey, USA (exh cat)
The Sacred and the Sacreligious: Iconographic Images in Photography, Photo Resource Center, Boston, USA
Invitation: La Revue Parkett, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Galerie Contemporaines, Paris, France
Twelve on 20 x 24, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, USA
Staging the Self, National Portrait Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre, London, England
Art & Advertising, Commercial Photography by Artists, International Center of Photography, New York, USA (exh cat)
Midtown Review, International Center of Photography/Midtown, New York, USA
The Fashionable Image: Unconventional Fashion Photography, Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA (exh cat)

1985
Beautiful Photographs, One Penn Plaza, New York, USA
Five Years with ‘The Face’, Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
Imaye, Insight: Photographic Intuitions of the 1980’s, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, USA
The New Figure, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, USA
Messages from 1985, Light Gallery, New York, USA
Picture Taking: Weegee, Walker Evans, Sherrie Levine, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (exh cat)
Entertainment, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, USA
Flowers: Varied Perspectives, Patricia Heesy Gallery, New York, USA
Nucle, Naked, Stripped, Hayden Gallery, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (exh cat)
Beauty, Palladium, New York, USA
Big Portraits, Jeffrey Hoffeld & Company, New York, USA
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Self-Portrait: The Photographer’s Persona 1840-1985, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Home Work, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA

1984
Radical Photography: The Bizarre Image, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, USA (exh cat)
Face to Face, Recent Portrait Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (exh cat)
Portrait Photography,  Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, USA
Twelve on 20 x 24, The New England Foundation of the Arts, travelled to Gallery of the School of Fine Arts, Boston; Westbrook College, Portland, Maine. Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Smith College Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts, and Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii, USA (exh cat)
Flower as Image in 20th Century Photography, Wave Hill, New York, USA (exh cat)
Sex, Cable, New York, USA
Terrae Motus, Fondazione Amelio, Napoli, Italy, catalogue with text by Giulio Carlo Argan
Sex-Specific: Photographic Investigations of Contemporary Sexuality, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Superior Street Gallery, Chicago, USA (exh cat)
Still Life Photographs, Jason McCoy, Inc., New York, USA
Allegories of the Human Form: A Photography Exhibit, Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, USA
The Heroic Figure, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA, travelled to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee; Alexandria Museum/Visual Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA (exh cat)
Second Salon of Montreal Art Galleries, Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada

1983
Three Dimensional Photographs,  Castelli Graphics, New York, USA
Presentation: Recent Portrait Photography, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, USA (exh cat)
Phototypes, Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, New York, USA (exh cat)
Drawings, Photographs, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
Self-Portraits, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, USA (exh cat)
Photography in America 1910-1983, The Tampa Museum, Tampa, USA (exh cat)
New Art, Tate Gallery, London, England
New Perspectives on the Nude, The Foto Gallery, Wales

1982
Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photograph, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (exh cat)
Points of View, University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman, USA
documenta 7, Kassel, Germany (exh cat)
La Photographie En Amerique, Galerie Texbraun, Paris, France
The Black Male Image, Harlem Exhibition Space, New York, USA
Lichtbildniss, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
The Erotic Impulse, Concord Gallery, New York, USA
Portraits, Concord Gallery, New York, USA
Faces Photographed, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, USA
Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design, Hayden Gallery, List Visual Arts Center, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (exh cat)

1981
Marked Photographs, Robert Samuel Gallery, New York.
Autoportraits Photographiques, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
New York, New Wave, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S.l, Long Island City, New York, USA
1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (exh cat)
Land/Urban Scapes, Islip Town Art Center, Islip, New York, USA
Inside Out-Self Beyond Likeness, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, USA, travelled to Portland Art Museum, Oregon, and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA (exh cat)
Figures: Forms and Expressions, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Bufflao, USA (exh cat)
US Art Now, Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm; Gotesborgs Kunstmuseum Gotesborg, Sweden (exh cat)
Surrealist Photographic Portraits: 1920-80, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA (exh cat)
Instant Fotografie, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (exh cat)

1980
New Visions, Carson-Sapiro Gallery, Denver, USA
The Norman Fisher Collection, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, USA (exh cat)
Secret Paintings (Erotic Paintings and Photographs), Jehu Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Presences: The Figure and Manmade Environments, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, USA (exh cat)
In Photography, Color as Subject, School of Visual Arts Museum, New York, USA
Quattro Fotografi Differenti, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (exh cat)

1979
People Watching, Museum of Modern Art, Art Advisory Service, New York, USA
Attitudes, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Artists by Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
American Portraits of the Sixties and Seventies, Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, USA (exh cat)

1978
Mirrors and Windows, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, travelled to Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; J.B. Speed  Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; and Milwaukee Art Center (exh cat)
Rated X, Marge Neikrug Gallery, New York, USA
The Collection of Sam Wagstaff, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., USA, travelled to St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri; Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; and High Museum, Atlanta

1977
Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany (exh cat)

1976
Animals, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA

1974
Recent Religious and Ritual Art, Buecker and Harpsichords, New York, USA
Group Exhibition, Bykert Gallery, New York, USA

1973
Polaroids: Robert Mapplethorpe, Brigid Polk, Andy Warhol, Gotham Book Mart,
New York, USA