Feb 05, 2019 - Jul 10, 2019

1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, USA

Hosted By: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Feb 05, 2019 at 9:00 am to Jul 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm


In the thirty years since his death, Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) has become a cultural icon. One of the most critically acclaimed and controversial American artists of the late twentieth century, Mapplethorpe is widely known for daring imagery that deliberately transgresses social mores, and for the censorship debates that transpired around his work in the United States during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Yet the driving force behind his artistic ethos was an obsession with perfection that he bought to bear on his approach to each of his subjects.