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
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 2/10, Estate signed
Feet, 1975
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 4/5, Estate signed
Dennis, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 5/10, Estate signed
Francois, 1976
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 2/10, Estate signed
Bill Joulis, 1977
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/10, Estate signed
Jim, Sausalito, 1977
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 2/10, Estate signed
Colin Streeter, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/10, Estate signed
Scott, NYC, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 2/10, Artist signed verso
Tony Hill, 1978
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/10, Estate signed
Frank Diaz, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
VPc, Estate signed
James Ford, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 3/10, Artist signed verso
Keso Dekker, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 3/10, Estate signed
Larry, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 3/10, Artist signed
Phillip, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 6/10, Artist signed verso
Phillip, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 2/10, Artist signed verso
Rob, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/10, Artist signed
Robert Sherman, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 6/10, Artist signed verso
Victor Huston, 1979
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/10, Artist signed
Alistair Butler, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
AP 3/3, Estate signed
Alistair Butler, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 13/15, Estate signed
Bill King, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/10, Estate signed
Bruce, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 15/15, Estate signed
Self-Portrait, 1980
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 12/15, Estate signed
Jimmy Freeman, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. AP 2/2, Estate signed
Larry, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/15, Artist signed
Milton Moore, 1981
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 3/10, Artist signed verso
Marty Gibson, 1982
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 2/10, Estate signed
Jack Walls, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 1/10, Estate signed
Leg, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 3/10, Estate signed
Michael Spencer, 1983
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 4/10, Estate signed
Shoes on Plates, 1984
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 4/10, Estate signed
White Gauze, 1984
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 2/10, Estate signed
Javier, 1985
Silver gelatin print
Frame: 62 x 59 cm
Ed. 4/10, Estate signed
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  • 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

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