Robert Mapplethorpe

Mapplethorpe: A Biography
by Patricia Morrisroe
Publisher's Description
An insightful and sensitive biography, Mapplethorpe presents an authoratative, frank, and sympathetic view of one of the most driven artists of the past twenty years. Robert Mapplethorpe was an obsessional craftsman, pushing the boundaries of "high art" subject matter--Homoerotic, bi-racial, S&M imagery--with convincingly gorgeous prints, and a sideline in lovely flowers studies and tough, but flattering commissioned portraits. Morrisroe's writing conveys the complexity of his life, carefully discussing his photographs and his relationship with his subjects, rock star Patti Smith, his lover/patron Sam Wagstaff, and others.
ISBN: 0306807661
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Paperback : 480 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 1.5 inches
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