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Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, <i>Self-Portrait</i>, 1983
gelatin silver print
40.64 x 50.8 inches (103.2 x 129 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Self-Portrait, 1983
gelatin silver print
40.64 x 50.8 inches (103.2 x 129 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe, <i>Untitled (Self-Portrait)</i>, 1980
Black & white photograph
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1980
Black & white photograph
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe, <i>Tulip</i>, 1982
Gelatin silver print
15 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches (38.4 x 38.7 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulip, 1982
Gelatin silver print
15 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches (38.4 x 38.7 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe, <i>Thomas</i>, 1987
gelatin silver print
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Thomas, 1987
gelatin silver print
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm)

Biography

Robert Mapplethorpe
(1946-1989)

Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 in Floral Park, Queens. He studied painting and sculpture at the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn. During the early 1970s he began experimenting with Polaroid photography and collage. Over the years Mapplethorpe moved on to different photographic formats, turning to modern photography as an inspiration. Homosexuality and gay subculture became a strong component in Mapplethorpe's depictions of highly controversial subject matter. He became well known for his formal, highly technical representations of nudes, still lifes and portraits. Although he was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 1980s, Mapplethorpe continued his photographic work which culminated in his first, major museum retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1988, just one year before his death.

Robert Mapplethorpe’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been held in institutions such as the Solo Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence in 2010, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malaga in Spain in 2009 and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 2008. His works have also been included in exhibitions in major institutions such as the Group Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery in England. Robert Mapplethorpe’s work has been featured in multiple publications. Before his death in 1989, he established the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to promote photography and museums that exhibit it, and to fund medical research in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Robert Mapplethorpe: ICON, McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Focus: Perfection Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Teller on Mapplethorpe, curated by Juergen Teller, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2014
As Above, So Below, OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles

2013
Self Portraits, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Fashion Show, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Fetish, Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne, Germany
Au Début, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Works from 1980 to 1989, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
Artist Rooms Tour 2013, Old Gala House, Galashiels, Scotland
Baldwin Galery, Aspen, Colorado
Flowers, Seibu, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Mapplethorpe: Pure, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, Los Angeles county Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Robert Mapplethorpe: Artist Rooms, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon, United Kingdom
Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Artist Rooms Scottish Tour, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth, Scotland

2011
Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografía, Milan, Italy
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
50 Americans, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Blossoming, Curated by Klaus Kertess, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe: Night Work, Curated by Scissor Sisters, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Robert Mapplethorpe – Desired, Galeri Nev, Istanbul, Turkey

2010
"Robert Mapplethorpe, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Horses, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.
Museo de Arte Latinoamerican de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form, Museu d’Arte della Citta di Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
Gallery Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy
NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form, Museo d’Arte, Lugano, Italy

2009
Polaroids and Silver Prints by Robert Mapplethorpe, Galerie Stefan Ropke, Cologne, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe: A Season in Hell, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern I Contemporani de Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe: Women, Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, California
Robert Mapplethorpe, Black, White and Silver, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfection in Form, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy
TR3 Gallery and National Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Portraits: Robert Mapplethorpe, Traveling to Center for Creative Photography,
Tucson, Arizona; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California
Robert Mapplethorpe: Polaroids, traveling to Whitney Museum, New York; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington; The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois; Modern Art Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

2008
Robert Mapplethorpe: Certain People, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Robert Mapplethorpe: Works 1975-1988, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Robert Mapplethorpe: Lisa, Milton, Thomas & Ken, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Robert Mapplethorpe: 50 New York Artists and Other Portraits, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

2007
Robert Mapplethorpe: Vanitas, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe: Unique Works from the 1970s, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
Robert Mapplethorpe: Ken and Lydia, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2006
Robert Mapplethorpe: Still Moving and Lady, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Robert Mapplethorpe: Lisa Lyon, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Robert Mapplethorpe (curated by Robert Wilson), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

2005
Mapplethorpe: Neoclassicism, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Robert Mapplethorpe (curated by David Hockney), Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Robert Mapplethorpe (curated by Vik Muniz), Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Robert Mapplethorpe: Portrats und Erotik, Alte Rathaus, Prien am Cheimsee, Germany; Stadtgalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria
Robert Mapplethorpe: Tra Antico e Moderno: Una Antologia, Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Parco del Valentino, Turin, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpecurated by Hedi Slimane, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
Sacred and Profane: Robert Mapplethorpe, Fototeca de Cuba, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

2004
Robert Mapplethorpe: Self Portraits, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Deutsche Bank/ Guggenheim, Berlin
Pictures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
The World of Robert Mapplethorpe, Merano, Italy

2003
Eye to Eye: Robert Mapplethorpe selected by Cindy Sherman, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Robert Mapplethorpe: Sculptures and hand painted photographs, Asprey Jacques, London, United Kingdom

2002
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Flowers, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan

2001
Robert, Patti and Sam, Asprey Jacques, London, United Kingdom
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

2000
Robert Mapplethorpe: Auto-Portrait Polaroids of the 1970’s, Cheim & Read, New York
The Perfect Moment, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Robert Mapplethorpe: Polaroids, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, California
Gallery Thaddeous Ropac, Salzburg, Austria; Paris, France

1999
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Galeria Arnes y Ropke, Madrid, Spain
Centre Cultural La Beneficencia, Valencia, Spain
Hamiltons, London, United Kingdom

1998
Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Daimaru Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France

1997
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
Museo de Art Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Staatdgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Takishimaya Grand Hall, Osaka, Japan
Fukishima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukishima, Japan
Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan
Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Vau Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Shinjuku, Japan
Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1996
Children, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France

1995
Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, New York.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

1994
Guggenheim Museum, The Robert Mapplethorpe Gallery, New York
Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Kunsthaus, Wein, Austria

1993
Black and White Polaroids 1971-1975, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Robert Mapplethorpe European Retrospective, Moderna Musset, Stockholm, Sweden
Hamiltons Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Centro Per L’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Residence of Embassador Negroponte, Manila, the Philippines
Museo Pecci Prato, Prato, Italy
Turun Taidemuseo, Turku, Finland
Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussells, Belgium

1992
Mapplethorpe Versus Rodin, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Catalogue with text by Germano Celant
Robert Mapplethorpe, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, Catalogue with text by Germano Celant. Traveled to Centro di Documetazione di Palazzo di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Museo de Monterray, Monterrey, Mexico, Catalogue with essay by Jorge Garcia Murillo
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Traveled to; Contemporary Art Gallery, Ibaraki, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Naguya City Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Shiga. Retrospective Catalogue. I.C.A.C. Weston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Fortuny Museum, Venice, Italy. Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

1991
Robert Mapplethorpe: Early Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Galeria Weber, Alexander y Cobo, Madrid, Spain
Lady, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Musee d’Art Contemporain, Foundation Edelman, Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland. Catalogue with text by Chantal Michetti and C.A. Riley
Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany

1990
Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York

1989
Bridgewater/Lustberg, New York
The Modernist Still Life Photographed, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Sala D’Ercole di Palazzo D’Accursio, Bologna, Italy
Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
Robert Mapplethorpe Een Retrospective, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Citadelpark, Gent, Belgium
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California

1988
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Traveled to Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou. Catalogue with text by Els Barents
Mapplethorpe Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, Catalogue with text by Peter Conrad
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Catalogue with text by Janet Kardon, David Joselit, Kay Larson, and Patti Smith. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York. Catalogue with text Richard Marshall et al.
Photographien, Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, France
New Color Work, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York. Hamiltons Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, California
A Season in Hell, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Betsy Rosenfeld Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Autoportraits, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1987
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, New York
Julia Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Robert Mapplethorpe 1986, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe 1986, Kicken-Pauseback Galerie, Cologne, West Germany, Catalogue with interview by Anne Horton
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California
Obalne Galerije, Piran, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, Catalogue with text by Germano Celant
Galerie Pierre-Hubert, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Francoise Lambert, Milan, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs, Claus Runkel Fine Art Ltd., London, United Kingdom

1986
Australian Center for Contemporary Art, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs 1976 – 1985, Melbourne, Australia. Catalogue with text by Paul Foss
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas
New Photographs, Palladium, New York, New York
Pallazzo d’Accursio, Bologna, Italy. Catalogue by Germano Celant

1985
Robert Mapplethorpe, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
New Works in Platinum, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Robert Mapplethorpe-Black Flowers, Galerie Comicos, Lisbon, Portugal,
Process, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. Brochure with essay by Sam Wagstaff
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Recent Works in Platinum, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

1984
Robert Mapplethorpe Fotografias, 1970-1983, Galeria Fernando Vijande, Madrid, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographies, 1978-1984, John A. Schweitzer, Montreal
Lady, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, (catalogue)
Matrix 80, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucio Amelio Foundzione, Naples, Italy

1983
New Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Recent Work, Sam Hardison Fine Arts, New York
Lady, Lisa Lyon, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Lady, Rudigar Schottle Galerie, Munich, Germany
Lady, Lisa Lyon, Photografie Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Lady, Lisa Lyon, Olympus Gallery, London, United Kingdom
“New Work, Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan. Catalogue with text by Sam Wagstaff.
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1970-1983, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom. Traveled to Stills, Edinburgh; Arnolfini, Bristol; Midland Group, Nottingham; and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Catalogue with text By Stuart Morgan and Alan Hollinghurst.
Photogravures – 1983, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Centro di Documentazione di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy. Traveled to Palazzo Delle Centro Finestre, Florence, Italy. Catalogue with text by Germano Celant.
The Agency, Hardison Fine Arts Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Franco American Institute, Rennes, France

1982
Black Males, Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe Foto’s, Galerie Tom Peek, Utrecht, Netherlands,
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Shore Gallery, The Pines, Long Island, New York
Robert Mapplethorpe, Recent Work, Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan
Nikon foto Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland

1981
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California
Lunn Gallery, Washington D.C.
Galerie Texbraun, Paris, France
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Robert Mapplethorpe, Kustverein, Frankfurter am Main, Traveled to; Fotogalerie Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Modern Art Galerie, Vienna; PPC Galerie F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Kunstverein, Munich, Germany; and Nikon Foto Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland. Catalogue with text by Sam Wagstaff and Peter Weiermair.
Nagel Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Recent Photographs, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, California
ART 12 ’81, Galeriez Jurka, Basel, Switzerland

1980
Black Males, Galeris Jurka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Catalogue with text by Edmund White
Vison Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Robert Mapplethorpe: Blacks and Whites, Lawson/De Celle Gallery, San Francisco, California
In a Plain Brown Wrapper Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Stuart Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

1979
Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-75, Robert Samuel Gallery, New York
Tecas Gallery, Houston, Texas
Contact, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Catalogue with text by Rein von der Fuhr
Trade Off, (with Lynn Davis), International Center of Photography, New York

1978
La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Film and Stills, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. Catalogue with text by Mario Amaya
Langton Street Gallery, San Francisco, California
Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, California
La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

1977
Flowers,Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
Erotic Pictures,The Kitchen, New York
Portraits, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York

1973
Polaroids, Light Gallery, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Portraits, Skarstedt, New York

2012
Naked Before the Camera, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mapplethorpe & Michael Sayles, Xavier Laboulbenne, Berlin, Germany

2011
HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
The Masque and the Mirror, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Off the Wall, Fundação Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Robert Mapplethorpe: Friends and Acquaintances, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe: Night Work, curated by Scissor Sisters, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, The Morgan Library, New York

2010
25 Years/ 25 Works, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Lambertville, New Jersey.
Off the Wall: Part 2: Seven Works by Trisha Brown, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Incognito: The Hidden Self Portrait, Yancey Richardson, New York
Hunt & Chase, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, New York
Nudes: Positions of Nude Art in Photography, Camera Work, Charlottenburg, Germany
Summer 2010, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Fifth Genre: Considering Contemporary Still Life, Galerie Lelong, New York
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Social at the Berardo Collection, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
The Visible Vagina, David Nolan Gallery and Francis Naumann Gallery, New York
Alice Neel: Painted Truths, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

2009
Sterling Ruby / Robert Mapplethorpe, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium Deadline, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
The Portrait. Photography as a Stage: From Robert Mapplethorpe to Nan Goldin, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Germany
Self-Portraits, Skarstedt Gallery, New York
Big Shots: Andy Warhol, Celebrity Culture, and the 1980s, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas
The Figure and Dr. Freud, Haunch of Venison, New York
By Way of These Eyes: The Sublime, Exotic and Familiar, The Christopher Hyland Collection of Photography, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
In a Room anything can Happen, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Artists Rooms, The collection of Anthony d’Offay, United Kingdom traveling exhibition: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Tramway, Glasgow,; Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney; Aberdeen Art Gallery; Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern and Tate St. Ives; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Ulster Museum; National Museums Northern Ireland, Belfast; National Museum Cardiff; Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney; Aberdeen Art Gallery; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Graves Gallery, Museums Sheffield; The Lightbox, Woking and Firstsite, Colchester
Sh(OUT): Contemporary Art and Human Rights, Glasgow Museums, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Everywhere: LGBTQ Politics in Art, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2008
The Interior: Contemporary Photographic Views, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cross Roads/ Rock my Religion, DA2 Domus Artium 02, Salamanca, Spain
Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body and The City, selections from the Charles Cowles Collection, Parrish Art Museum, Hamptons, New York
The ICA Auction Exhibition, Insitute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Art Masters, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains St. Moritz, Monte Carlo
Main Space: Nina In Position, Artists Space, New York

2007
Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of the Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Poul Kjærholm: Structures and Surfaces, Sean Kelly Gallery and R Gallery, New York
Warhol on Warhol, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Conceptual Photography 1964-1989, Zwirner and Wirth Gallery, New York
Family Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Final exhibition 4 Clifford Street, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
PURE, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Role Exchange, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Some Kind of Portrait, Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California

2006
The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
(Id), The Light Factory, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Into Me/ Out of Me, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Less is More, More or Less, Martin Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mapplethorpe/Warhol,Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Medium Fotografie, Stampa, Basel, Switzerland
Photographs, Cook Fine Art, New York
Portraits, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Reverence, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
Surprise, Surprise, ICA London, London, United Kingdom
Thank you for the music, Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany

2005
Celebrate, Cook Fine Art, New York
Chronos: Time in art from the 17th century to the Modern day, Il Filatoio (Spinning Mill), CeSAC (Experimental Centre of Modern Art), Caraglio, Italy
The Culture of Queer: A Tribute to J.B. Harter, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Lousiana; Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York
Dead Aim: The unseen art of William Burroughs, Riflemaker Art, London, United Kingdom
The Flower as Image: From Monet to Jeff Koons, Basel, Switzerland
Fragments of Time, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, New York
It’ll cost you..., Kathleen Cullen @ Artek, New York
Jan Fabre: Le Temps Emprunté, Beaumont Public + Koenig Bloc, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
Jesus Christ Superstar, Bruce Silverstein Photography, New York
Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, ICI traveling exhibition, The
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California
Long Playing, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Male Desire Two, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
Self Portraits, Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
Sujeto, MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla Y León), León, Spain
Thank You for the Music, Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
The Vanity of Allegory, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Yesterday When I was Young, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2004
"Instant Instincts/Instinti Instantanei-Arte in Polaroid, in the works of Nobuyoshi Araki, Robert Mapplethorpe, Carlo Mollino, Yasumasa Morimura and Mario Schifano,Torino, Italy
"El Somni Erotic, Centre d’art la panera, Lleida, Spain
"Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Horizonte, 1984-2004, Lisbon, Portugal
"Male Body Image, Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, Connecticut
"Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York
"The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm and Selected Art Work, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
"The Muse, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2003
Phantom der Lust: Visionen des Masochismus in der Kunst,Gesellschaft der Freunde der Neuen Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Die Neue Kunsthalle II, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

2002
To the Flag: Taking Liberties, The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
One Thousand Hounds: A Walk with the Dogs Through the History of Photography, USB Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, New York
Revelation: Representations of Christ in Photography, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Promiscuous Flowers: Mapplethorpe/ Araki, Museum Eki, Kyoto, Japan
Archeology of Elegance 1980-2000: Twenty Years of Fashion Photography, Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, Germany
The Great American Nude, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut
Moving Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
PandemicImaging Aids, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain
Portrait of the Art World: A Century of Artnews Photographs, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Strange Messenger: The Art of Patti Smith, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2001
Promiscuous Flowers: Mapplethorpe and Araki, Niitsu Museum of Art, Niitsu, Niigata, Japan
+Vrai que Nature, Musée d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France
Desire, Gallerie D'Art Moderna Bologna, Italy

2000
Couples, Cheim & Read, New York, New York
Dance, Dance,Dance, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo da Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Gallery Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria; Paris, France

1999
Robert Mapplethorpe Polaroids 1971- 1974, Asprey Jacques, London, United Kingdom
The Possibilities of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Contemporary Classicism, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, New York. Traveled to the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Part Two, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Rock Style, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, California
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Musuem of Art, Dallas, Texas
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, West Germany
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Getty Museum, Malibu, California
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
International Center of Photography, New York
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, West Germany
Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Portrait Gallery, London
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana
Portland Center of the Visual Art, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


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