Robert Mapplethorpe’s Impact Evaluated in NYT Article

July 26th, 2019

A piece in the NYT this week asks if the transgressive character of Robert Mapplethorpe’s images have lost their power in the modern age of image distribution.  Mapplethorpe “was a pretty good commercial photographer who photographed things people weren’t accustomed to seeing in mixed company,” according to John Szarkowski, MoMA’s influential photography director at the Museum of Modern Art.  “It’s not photographically interesting.”

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