And other objects considered in every view of morality and taste. I have never forgotten that exhibition, yet until recently there was hardly a sentence online about Mapplethorpe at the MCA. The exhibition and the lack of information about it was one of the driving forces behind the setting up of this website.
Sign in. With an amazing slate of films at the TIFF this year, our experts choose one that stands above the rest. Watch now.
Quote of the Week "It's not about them; it's about us. See " Beside the Point. Meanwhile, community colleges are scrambling for funds vetoed by the governor.
Lady Lisa Lyon, a series of portraits of the pioneering American bodybuilder, began in as a joint collaboration between Robert Mapplethorpe and Lisa Lyon. At the same time, Mapplethorpe was beginning to broaden his circle of subjects and, with Lyon, came a personality very similar to his own; a person willing to transform herself in every way for her art, just as Mapplethorpe transformed himself in his numerous self-portraits. But most importantly with Lyon came the ideal form that he was constantly yearning to photograph and the opportunity to address themes of androgyny, classicism, erotica and the exploration of American subculture.
Sign in. Stay ahead of the curve on awards season with a look at the biggest performances coming to Toronto. Watch now.
John came from a competitive swimming and running background. He was a Pennsylvania state champion in high school swimming and all-district in cross country. John went on to run for one year in college, but continued to swim for all 4 years at Cornell University.
Robert Mapplethorpe was born in in Floral Park, Queens. Of his childhood he said, "I come from suburban America. It was a very safe environment and it was a good place to come from in that it was a good place to leave.
Check out the slideshow for our favorite nude pieces you can shop! Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our other newsletters. Learn more.