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Robert Mapplethorpe

Born in 1946, Floral Park, United States

Died in 1989

Overview

Robert Mapplethorpe, born in New York in 1946, died in Boston 1989, was an acclaimed photographer, most noted for his black and white portraits of celebrities, flowers, as well as female and male nudes. While initially creating collages using found photographs, objects, and painting, Mapplethorpe turned to photography in the early 1970s, through which—using a Polaroid SX-70 camera—he quickly became known for the portraits he took of his wide circle of friends, including famous artists, musicians...Read more