The Atkinson, Southport Exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe, ‘Patti Smith’ 1975
Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith 1975. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

The Atkinson will show the work of renowned American photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe in their first partnership with ARTIST ROOMS

Mapplethorpe is known for a vast, provocative and powerful body of work which has established him as one of the most important artists of the late twentieth century. The works in the exhibition are drawn from the collection of ARTIST ROOMS which holds one of the most significant collections of Mapplethorpe’s photographs in the world.

ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of international modern and contemporary art jointly owned by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. ARTIST ROOMS was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.

The Atkinson, Southport

Lord Street
Southport PR8 1DB


15 December 2018 – 23 March 2019