ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe – Tate Modern
Tate Modern: Display
11 May – 26 October 2014

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Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Self Portrait' 1980
Robert Mapplethorpe
Self Portrait 1980
Black and white silver gelatin print on paper
support: 340 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.

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