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Style & GroomingLongreadThe Sexy, Secret History of Leather Fetish FashionFrom post-war motorcycle groups to modern-day sex apps, this is the story of how leather became a symbol of masculinity and sexualityLouis Staples
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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
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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
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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