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Life & CultureIllicit HistoriesBruce of Los Angeles, the Man Who Pioneered Beefcake PhotographyBruce Bellas, AKA Bruce of Los Angeles, is known as the grandfather of physique photography, influencing seminal image-makers like Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts. Continuing a new series, Miss Rosen looks at the man behind the photographsMiss Rosen
Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe by Lloyd Ziff
Life & CultureFeaturePhotos of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith When They Were ‘Just Kids’Lloyd Ziff’s previously unpublished photographs of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe were taken in New York in 1968. Here, Ziff remembers the two young artists who went on to become iconsMiss Rosen
Robert Mapplethorpe Implicit Tensions Guggenheim 2019
Life & CultureFeatureReframing the Complex Legacy of Robert MapplethorpeImplicit Tensions, open now at New York’s Guggenheim, sees Robert Mapplethorpe’s work sit alongside contemporary photography by a diverse group of LGBTQ artistsMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureLongreadRemembering Robert Mapplethorpe Through Stories From Those Who Knew HimAs a new exhibition of his work opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, four people recount their memories of 20th-century art’s most subversive image-makerMiss Rosen
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Life & CulturePhoto StoryNude Photographs of 1980s Underground Icons in the BathtubRobert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Peter Hujar, Peter Berlin and Cookie Mueller all feature in Don Herron’s seductive Tub Shots series – now on show in New YorkDaisy Woodward
Tom of Finland drawings
Life & CultureFeatureHow Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-MakersWithout Touko Laaksonen’s risqué illustrations, the landscape of queer art would look radically different. Here, we explore his influence on five different artists, from Robert Mapplethorpe to John WatersMiss Rosen
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Life & CultureFeatureThe Art of Photography: Robert Mapplethorpe’s Top Ten QuotesTo mark what would have been his 71st birthday, Another Man brings together a selection of his best quotesAnother Man
Ken Moody 1983 interview Robert Mapplethorpe
Life & CultureLongreadBeing Mapplethorpe’s MuseHe went from a humble fitness instructor to Robert Mapplethorpe’s most photographed subject. Here, Ken Moody tells his story, discusses their complex photographer-muse relationship and what it was like to be in front of Mapplethorpe’s lensTed Stansfield