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An edition of Mapplethorpe (1992)

Mapplethorpe

a biography

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Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the most famous and controversial figures in the contemporary art world. Some of his photographs were praised for their startlingly beautiful composition, others condemned for their explicit sexuality. He was an artistic enigma. In 1989, three months after Mapplethorpe's death at forty-two, the Corcoran Gallery of Art canceled a show of his work, igniting a fierce battle over federal funding of "objectionable" art. When the exhibit arrived in Cincinnati a year later, the Center for Contemporary Art and its director were ordered to stand trial on obscenity charges - the first time a gallery in the United States faced prosecution for the art it displayed. In this remarkable biography, Patricia Morrisroe chronicles Mapplethorpe's singular life and the development of his unique art against the background of American culture during the sixties, seventies, and eighties.

Mapplethorpe: A Biography reveals a life even more daring than the photographer's art. Selected by Mapplethorpe to write his story, Patricia Morrisroe conducted numerous interviews with the artist before his death, as well as with hundreds of people who knew him during the different periods of his life. Powerful and provocative, Mapplethorpe is the definitive biography of one of America's most celebrated photographers.

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Mapplethorpe: a biography
1997, Da Capo Press
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Mapplethorpe: a biography
1995, Random House
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Mapplethorpe
Mapplethorpe: a biography
1995, Random House
in English - 1st ed.
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Mapplethorpe
July 31, 1992, Macmillan
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-436) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
770/.92, B
Library of Congress
TR140.M347 M67 1995

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Pagination
xvi, 461 p. :
Number of pages
461

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OL24738016M
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mapplethorpebiog00morr
ISBN 10
0394576500
ISBN 13
9780394576503
LCCN
94028169
OCLC/WorldCat
30701023

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