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Mapplethorpe

December 25, 2009

Gregory Hines

I was just browsing through some of the Robert Mapplethorpe portfolio and thought I’d share a few.   Dude had the crispest touch with a camera, everything he shot has this statuesque dignity to it.   When his X series came out in the 90’s the homoerotic and BDSM images caused quite the shit storm, but seem like nothing out of the ordinary by today’s standards.

Still, anybody who can show the same sensitivity to capturing the curves of  calla lily as they do to a photo of someone getting a fist shoved up their hooha  gets the Art pass with a capital A in my book.

All of images are from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and the full collection can be found at their website. (Don’t worry, there’s no hooha.)

Self Portrait

William Burroughs

Lisa Lyons

Patti Smith

Thomas

Gardenia

Anemone

Self Portrait 1988

http://www.mapplethorpe.org/

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