Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

  • December 1, 2017 / 19:00
  • December 3, 2017 / 16:00

Director: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Cast: Nancy Rooney, Harry Mapplethorpe, George Stack, Robert Mapplethorpe
USA, Germany, 2016, 108', color, b&w
English with Turkish subtitles
 

This documentary is the first definitive, feature length portrait of the controversial American artist Robert Mapplethorpe since his death from AIDS in 1989. The one thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs was his life. Intimate revelations from family, friends and lovers are topped only by Mapplethorpe's candor, revealed in a series of rediscovered, never before heard interviews, made public here for the first time. This is the unique portrait of an artist who turned photography into contemporary fine art with a bold vision that ignited a culture war still raging to this day. In an era immune to shock value, Mapplethorpe's images still raise eyebrows and demand attention in ways few photographs ever have.

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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

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