LA Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibitions in NYT

March 31st, 2016

Robert Mapplethorpe is the subject of a profile in the NYT this week, as Holland Carter charts the artist’s doubleheader retrospective at both the J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA.  “Mapplethorpe had his own ideas of what makes art valuable. One was its role as witness,” he writes.  “‘Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made,’ [Mapplethorpe] said. And the Los Angeles survey is most persuasive when seen in that light…as a record of a radical personal and cultural history that retains some hint of what once made it provocative.”

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