His work is having somewhat of a moment in the UK, with the Scissor Sisters curating an exhibition of his work at the Alison Jaques Gallery earlier in the year and the ARTIST ROOMS tour covering Eastbourne, Sheffield and now Inverness.
I have my very own (sort of) to gaze at from my desk, lucky me. Here's my view!
You could have your very own Robert Mapplethorpe too. This limited edition giclée was published by Hypergallery and Peter Gabriel last year by permission of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
I have sung its praises before in this blog but it sure warrants the airspace. What is SO great about this photograph is that it shows off the absolute mastery of Mapplethorpe with such serenity. It sits almost in contrast to the sexually explicit images more commonly associated with his name but is, nevertheless, absolutely representative of his beautiful talent.
|Peter Gabriel Shaking the Tree by Robert Mapplethorpe|
The cover art for Patty Smith's Horses is another example of his portraiture in our chosen genre of album cover art but Shaking the Tree does it for me.
Check it out HERE you art lovers and photography buffs.