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This three-room display presents the work of American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who was renowned for his black and white images of his friends and other celebrities within the New York art world.
The works in this display belong to a collection of international contemporary art jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. It is known as ARTIST ROOMS and focuses on individual rooms devoted to particular artists.
ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland and was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Government. ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Creative Scotland, making the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international modern and contemporary art available to galleries throughout the UK.
Curated by Simon Baker and Matthew Gale