Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Patti Smith’ 1976
Robert Mapplethorpe
Patti Smith 1976
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Key Words 
Neo-classicism • Nude • Innocence • Artists • Sexuality • Love • Death • Body • Pleasure • Black & White • Childhood • Taste • Desire • Sex • Youth • Celebrity • Popular Culture • Music • Erotic • Portraiture • Sculpture • Lines • Light • Beauty • Perfection • Athletic • Unity • Balance • Censorship

Sitters and Subjects
Self • Friends • Bodies • Lovers • Artists • Writers • Actors • Bodybuilders • Models • Dancers • Children • Statues • Flowers • Subcultures

Sculpture • Photography

Links to other artists in National collections at National Galleries of Scotland and Tate:
Andy Warhol, Julia Margaret Cameron, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalì, Auguste Rodin, Man Ray, Antonio Canova 

Links to Art Movements:
Neo-classicism, Renaissance, mannerism, rococo, baroque, surrealism, dadaism, postmodernism


The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation 

ARTIST ROOMS: National Galleries of Scotland and Tate 

ARTIST ROOMS On Tour with the Art Fund  

The J. Paul Getty Museum 

The Guggenheim 

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

Cheim & Read 

Alison Jacques Gallery 

Further Reading

Robert Mapplethorpe, Perfection in Form, London, 2009. 

Sylvia Woolf, Polaroids, Munich and New York, 2007. 

Arthur C. Danto, Robert Mapplethorpe, London, 2007. 

Keith Hartley, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edinburgh, 2006.

Germano Celant, Mapplethorpe, Italy, 1992.

Richard Marshall, Mapplethorpe’s Vision, New York, 1990.

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, Flowers, Boston, 1990. 

Robert Mapplethorpe and Joan Didion, Some Women, Boston 1989. 

Janet Kardon, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, Philadelphia, 1988.

Richard Marshall and Robert Mapplethorpe, 50 New York Artists: A Critical Selection of Painters and Sculptors Working In New York, San Francisco, 1986.

Robert Mapplethorpe and Ntozake Shange, Black Book, New York, 1986.

Robert Mapplethorpe and Susan Sontag, Certain People: A Book of Portraits, Pasadena, 1985.

Robert Mapplethorpe and Bruce Chatwin, Lady, Lisa Lyon, New York, 1983.

Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-1983, London, 1983.