Category: Robert Mapplethorpe
Straight to Hell — Mapplethorpe in triptych (warning: x-rated in parts).
STRAIGHT TO HELL — MAPPLETHORPE IN TRIPTYCH. I decided that it was best to depict Mapplethorpe in an Expressionist style – and almost like a charcoal and chalk painting. This because the style fits the era when he was growing up, but also to convey technique-wise the brutal simplicity of his art photography. His photographic portraits…
Robert Mapplethorpe – documentary.
In February of 1978 my partner (Don Herron) and I visited Robert Mapplethorpe at his loft in NYC, to deliver this iconic bathtub portrait that Don had taken of Robert – as part of Don’s famous Tubshots series. Robert had a powerful magnetism that shone through easily. He looked like the very definition of health…
Robert Mapplethorpe: the finale.
Do read this historic interview with ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE!
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