Robert Mapplethorpe at Linlithgow Burgh Halls
(Part of the Mapplethorpe Scottish Tour)
Other venues: Display
20 July – 28 October 2012
Robert Mapplethorpe, 'John McKendry' 1975, printed 1992
Robert Mapplethorpe
John McKendry 1975, printed 1992
Black and white silver gelatin print on paper
support: 341 x 341 mm
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008All Mapplethorpe works © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

ARTIST ROOMS on Tour with The Art Fund supported by the Scottish Government is an inspired partnership that will fulfil the vision for this extraordinary collection: that it should be shared across the UK.

Photographs by American artist Robert Mapplethorpe is on show at Linlithgow Burgh Halls as part of the Mapplethorpe Scottish Tour. The ARTISTS ROOMS collection includes flower studies and portraits of many of the most influential artists, writers and musicians of the period, alongside several iconic self portraits – in particular a poignant portrait of Mapplethorpe shortly before his death from an AIDS related illness in 1989.