Robert Mapplethorpe: Unframed

Robert Mapplethorpe: My Greatest Boss
March 18, 2016

For the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium at LACMA and the Getty Museum, we’ve invited people who knew and worked with the photographer to share their memories of him. Here Brian English, Mapplethorpe’s former (and final) studio assistant, recalls him as boss, artist, and person..

One Artist, Two Museums
March 2, 2016

This month, Robert Mapplethorpe will take over Los Angeles, with a major two-part retrospective on view at LACMA and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Drawn largely from the Mapplethorpe archive jointly acquired by the two institutions in 2011, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium will present the full scope of the artist’s work, from his earliest collage-based works, through his early Polaroids, to late floral still-lifes and portraits...