FILM:Paul Tschinkel in Assoc. w. Art/New York Presents ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
FILM: Paul Tschinkel in Association With Art/New York Presents ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
Running Time: 79 min... This documentary looks at the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe, a world renowned and controversial photographer, who died of AIDS in 1989. It explores his photography, his relationship to the downtown New York art world, and the gay S & M club scene prevalent in the 1970s & 80s. His infamously explicit pictures of the New York's Gay leather underground were considered groundbreaking and made him a cause celebré. Mapplethorpe's portraits, flowers, erotic subject matter and artistic presentation, elevated the photograph to serious art, worthy of exhibition in galleries and museums. In this documentary we see a 1983 interview with the youthful and mythic Robert Mapplethorpe. In his downtown loft, he talks about his ideas, inspiration, and the highly charged subject matter depicted in his work. Included are interviews with Jack Walls, Mapplethorpe's partner; artist Brice Marden; Holly Solomon, his first dealer; his father, Harry Mapplethorpe; and Father Stack, his priest in Floral Park, Long Island. Also commenting are curator Richard Marshall, brother Edward Mapplethorpe, photographer Gilles Larrain, lawyer Michael Ward Stout, artist Louise Bourgeois, and biographer Patricia Morrisroe... Q&A to follow.
No refunds. No credit card sales at the door. Programs subject to change.
Theatre 80 ST. MARKS (View)
80 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
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