Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium at LACMA

Robert Mapplethorpe’s practice as an artist was characterized by inherent dualities. He sought what he called “perfection in form” in everything from acts of sexual fetishism to the elegant contours of flower petals. This exhibition explores Mapplethorpe’s body of work through early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography; materials from his archive; portraits, still lifes, and figure studies; rare color photographs; and two seldom-seen moving image works. A companion exhibition will be presented simultaneously at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Start Date

March 20, 2016

End Date

July 13, 2016

Hours

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Address

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Event Type

Public

More Information

http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/robert-mapplethorpe-perfect-medium

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