Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now


New York

25 JAN 2019 - 05 JAN 2020
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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989), one of the most critically acclaimed, yet controversial American artists of the late twentieth century, is represented in great depth in the Guggenheim’s collection. In 1993 the museum received a generous gift of approximately two hundred photographs and unique objects from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, creating one of the most comprehensive public repositories in the world of this important artist’s work. In 2019, thirty years after the artist’s death, the Guggenheim will celebrate the sustained legacy of his work with a yearlong exhibition conceived in two sequential parts in the Mapplethorpe Gallery on Tower Level 4.