Robert Mapplethorpe


'Just Kids' Inspired This Experimental Dance Performance

Interpretive dance inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe, butterflies, and LCD Soundsystem comes to the Edinburgh Fringe.


Tom of Finland's Art Still Resonates Because It Mixes Pride and Shame

After a biopic about the infamous gay Finnish artist premiered this weekend, a look at why his art still captivates the world.


This Museum is Celebrating 50 Years of Diverse Queer Experience

A new exhibition at The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community.


Out of Context, Freaky Self-Portraiture Barely Looks Human

Hungarian photographer Borbála Földes abstracts her own body until it is nearly unrecognizable.


See Flowers in a New Light in This Hallucinatory Photo Series

A photographic series by Maggie West, will change the way you look at your favorite plants.


See New York and LA Through the Eyes of Lloyd Ziff | Liberal Arts

The photographer and friend to Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith publishes a black-and-white photo retrospective.


A Photographic Meditation on Contemporary Black Masculinity

John Edmonds’ photography actively centers the black male experience.


Talking to Patti Smith About Being in Love and Crying at Everything

The punk poet talks last meals, crying all the time, and reading every day.


115 Portraits Capture the Queer Sexy 70s

'The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment' explores gay liberation.


The Best Music, Film, and Literature That Came Out in April

We reviewed Don DeLillo's new novel 'Zero K,' HBO's documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe, Parquet Courts's new album 'Human Performance,' and more.


Poop Museums & Panama Papers: Last Week in Art

We're calling this the "Oh, Shit" Edition, especially because Whoopi Goldberg is selling weed now.


Robert Mapplethorpe's X-Rated Photographs Changed Culture Forever

We spoke to the filmmakers behind 'Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,' a new HBO documentary about the photographer who died 25 years ago, to find out more about his life.