- Name: Robert Mapplethorpe
- Born: 11/04/1946
- Died: 03/09/1989 (42 years old)
- Website: mapplethorpe.org
Robert Michael Mapplethorpe (//; November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images. His most controversial works documented and examined the homosexual male BDSM subculture of New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A 1989 exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work, titled Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, sparked a debate in the United States concerning both use of public funds for “obscene” artwork and the Constitutional limits of free speech in the United States.
Birth Name: Robert Michael Mapplethorpe
Alias: Robert Michael Mapplethorpe
Birth Place: Floral Park, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Robert Mapplethorpe quotes :
I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn't. And that's a tough place to be because you're never satisfied.Robert Mapplethorpe
I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please.Robert Mapplethorpe