Robert Mapplethorpe / XYZ curated by Peter Marino


If you are traveling soon to Paris we highly recommend to visit the new exhibition of the legendry photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has invited architect and designer Peter Marino to curate its next exhibition dedicated the photographer.

This exhibition is part of a series in which the gallery invites guests to rediscover this major photographer and to apply their subjective perspective to transpose Mapplethorpe‘s work into a completely new context. With a personalized vision Peter Marino supports the public’s re-discovery of this significant and multi-faceted oeuvre. For the exhibition XYZ at the gallery in the Marais, Peter Marino selected 17 Polaroids and 60 photographs, some of which are part of the permanent collections of The Guggenheim Museum, LACMA and The Getty Museum. He revisits the themes he believes fundamental: Mapplethorpe’s XYZ portfolio (X for sex, Y for floral still lifes, and Z for male nudes).

Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 on Long Island, New York. He studied painting and sculpture at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He took his first photos with a Polaroid and in the mid-1970s began to make photography his main means of expression. In the early 1980s he created the classic images with which he is usually associated: sculptural male and female nudes, floral still-lifes, formal portraits of artists and celebrities.


7 rue Debelleyme
Paris, 75003, France
End- Saturday, March 5, 2016

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