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Mapplethorpe: Very Eighties   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Robert Mapplethorpe at Grand Palais March 26th, 2014 - July 13th, 2014
Posted 4/21/14

At a certain point as I was walking around the Mapplethorpe exhibition I thought, “You know something? I really don’t like Robert Mapplethorpe.” This was during the first half of the show where most of the work was in his "nude portraiture" mode. I mean, I can appreciate the formality of it all—the lines and triangles, neat, original compositions, the sculptural references. But there’s just something in the gelatin-silver-shininess of it; it all seems too slick, t... [more]

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