Published by Getty Publications24.1 x 30.5 cm340 pagesHardcoverISBN 9781606064696
With essays by Philip Gefter, Jonathan D. Katz, Ryan Linkof, Richard Meyer and Carol Squiers, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs offers a timely and rewarding examination of Mapplethorpe’s oeuvre and enduring influence.
Drawing from the extraordinary collection jointly acquired in 2011 by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, as well as the Mapplethorpe Archive housed at the Getty Research Institute, the authors were given the unique opportunity to explore new resources and present fresh perspectives. The result is a fascinating introduction to Mapplethorpe’s career and legacy, accompanied by a rich selection of illustrations covering the remarkable range of his photographic work. All of these beautifully integrated elements contribute to what promises to become an essential point of access to Mapplethorpe’s work and practice.