Galleria Franco Noero

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Robert Mapplethorpe



Born in 1946, Floral Park, New York, USA

Died in 1989, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



1963-70 BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA




‘Robert Mapplethorpe – Still Life,’ Galeria Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid
‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
‘Robert Mapplethorpe. L’obiettivo sensibile,’ Galleria Corsini, Rome, Italy
‘Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now,’ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Madre – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy

‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal
‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
‘Robert Mapplethorpe’s Minimalism,’ Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, USA


‘Au Début (works from 1970 to 1979),’ Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels
‘Robert Mapplethorpe: Fluid Beauty,’ Olga Korper Gallery Inc., Toronto, Canada

‘Memento Mori: Robert Mapplethorpe Photographs from the Peter Marino Collection,’ Chanel Nexus Hall, Chuo-ku Tokyo

‘Robert Mapplethorpe: A Perfectionist,’ Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

‘Robert Mapplethorpe: Objects,’ Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Chanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo, Japan


‘Teller on Mapplethorpe,’ Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom
‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
‘Robert Mapplethorpe: Icon,’ McCabe Fine Art, Stockholm, Sweden
‘Focus: Perfection Robert Mapplethorpe,’ The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada ‘Robert Mapplethorpe: Objects,’ Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

‘Robert Mapplethorpe: On the Edge,’ ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark ‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Galeri Nev Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey ‘Dark and Light,’ Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, USA
‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Galerie Brandstrup, Oslo

‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
‘Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium,’ J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles [traveled to: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2017-2018)]
‘Robert Mapplethorpe, Munch Museum,’ Oslo
‘XYZ: Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Bowes Museum, Durham, United Kingdom ‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland ‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Galeria Pepe Cobo, Lima
‘Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki




‘Look at me! Il Corpo nell’Arte dagli anni ’50 a oggi’, Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection, Locarno, Switzerland

‘Artist rooms. Self Evidence: Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

‘After Stonewall: 1969 – 1989’, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, USA

‘The Outsiders’, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

‘ASS,’ The National Exemplar Gallery, New York, USA         
‘Sheated’, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA


‘Counterpoint: Selections from the Peter Marino Collection,’ Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, New York, USA

‘About Photography,’ Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco, California
‘Photo Show,’ Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, USA
‘Robert Mapplethorpe and George Dureau,’ Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


‘Pratt Institute Survey Exhibition,’ Pratt Institute Dekalb Hall Gallery, New York, USA ‘Robert Mapplethorpe | Alair Gomes,’ Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Sao Paolo, Brazil ‘Fall is Cancelled,’ Gladstone 64, New York
‘Group Exhibition,’ Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

‘Picture Industry,’ Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York


‘Munch + Mapplethorpe,’ The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
‘The Conversation Continues,’ Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida
‘Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture,’ Museum of the City of New York, USA
‘Anthea Hamilton Reimagines,’ Kettle’s Yards, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom ‘20 Years,’ Weinstein Gallery, New York, USA


‘Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls,’ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford ‘After The Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe,’ Cincinnati, USA




Gefter, Philip. Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe. New York: Liveright, 2014.


Smith, Patti. Just Kids. New York: Ecco, 2010.


Meyer, Richard. Outlaw Representation: Censorship & Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.


Childs, Elizabeth C. Suspended License: Censorship and the Visual Arts. Seattle: University of Washington Press


Waugh, Thomas. Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from Their Beginnings to Stonewall. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996



The Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, USA

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, USA

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, USA

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, USA

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, USA

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Dallas Musuem of Art, Dallas, USA

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA

Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA

International Center of Photography, New York, USA

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California, USA

Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, USA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Museum of Art, Norman, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

National Archives of Canada, Ottawa

National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA

Portland Center of the Visual Art, Portland, USA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, USA

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

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Selected Works