Mapplethorpe: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, Incorporated, Jul 21, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
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The brilliant photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) was one of the most infamous figures of the contemporary art world. Patricia Morrisroe, drawing on the numerous interviews she conducted with him and those who know him, has written a remarkable biography that reveals a life even more daring than his art.

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A rivetingly detailed, unforgivingly blunt biography of the photographer whose celebrity portraits and depictions of the sadomasochistic gay subculture ignited public controversy. More voyeuristic ... Read full review

Mapplethorpe: a biography

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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-89) gained his greatest fame when a retrospective of his works led to obscenity charges against Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center. But even while he defied the art world ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Patricia Morrisroe has writen for many publications, including New York magazine, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and the London Sunday Times Magazine. She lives in New York City.

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