Past Exhibitions

Put together in collaboration with the artist’s estate, the exhibition Friends and Acquaintances presents a selection of 25 mostly early photography of Robert Mapplethorpe’s close circle of friends and acquaintances, some of which have never before been shown publicly. These male portraits show a special inner tension and a great individual, psychological directness of expression that is rare in Mapplethorpe. They exhibit nothing of fascination with celebrity and often contradict Mapplethorpe’s tendency to interpret the face or the body as pure form.

Text: ArtSlant

Martin Snaric, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Colin Streeter, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Michael Spencer, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Francois, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Feet, 1975
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Dennis, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Bill Joulis, 1977
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Scott, NYC, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Tony Hill, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Jim, Sausalito, 1977
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Victor Huston, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Keso Dekker, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Frank Diaz, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Rob, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Larry, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Phillip, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Phillip, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
James Ford, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Robert Sherman, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Bruce, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Alistair Butler, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Alistair Butler, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Jimmy Freeman, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Larry, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Self-Portrait, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Marty Gibson, 1982
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Milton Moore, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Leg, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Jack Walls, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Shoes on Plates, 1984
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Bill King, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
White Gauze, 1984
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.

Put together in collaboration with the artist’s estate, the exhibition Friends and Acquaintances presents a selection of 25 mostly early photography of Robert Mapplethorpe’s close circle of friends and acquaintances, some of which have never before been shown publicly. These male portraits show a special inner tension and a great individual, psychological directness of expression that is rare in Mapplethorpe. They exhibit nothing of fascination with celebrity and often contradict Mapplethorpe’s tendency to interpret the face or the body as pure form.

Text: ArtSlant

Works in Exhibition

Martin Snaric, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Colin Streeter, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Michael Spencer, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Francois, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Feet, 1975
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Dennis, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Bill Joulis, 1977
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Scott, NYC, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Tony Hill, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Jim, Sausalito, 1977
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Victor Huston, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Keso Dekker, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Frank Diaz, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Rob, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Larry, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Phillip, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Phillip, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
James Ford, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Robert Sherman, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Bruce, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Alistair Butler, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Alistair Butler, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Jimmy Freeman, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Larry, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Self-Portrait, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Marty Gibson, 1982
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Milton Moore, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Leg, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Jack Walls, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Shoes on Plates, 1984
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
Bill King, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.
White Gauze, 1984
Silver gelatin print
Framed: 62 x 59 cm | 24 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.

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