Robert Mapplethorpe a perfectionist. Kunsthal Rotterdam. Last weekend.

The Kunsthal Rotterdam will present a large-scale retrospective of the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), one of the most influential artists and photographers of the 20th century. More than two decades after his death, his work remains controversial and tests the limits of what is artistically possible. The exhibition offers an impressive survey of his career, from early works in the late 1960s to the art world success he established in the 1980s.

More than 200 objects throw new light on his preferred genres: portraiture, self-portraiture, the nude, and still life. This is the first time that his work is shown in the Netherlands on such a
large scale after a long absence. The Kunsthal is delighted to be the only European venue to present this special exhibition, organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

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Credits & Images; Kunsthal Rotterdam

Location: Kunsthal. Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341. 3015 AA Rotterdam

Foto: Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon 1981 © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
Foto: Robert Mapplethorpe, Kathy Acker (1983) ©Promised Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Photography