Robert Mapplethorpe: On the Edge at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
17 June - 30 October 2016
July 4, 2016
In the summer of 2016, ARoS will be showing a unique exhibition of photographs by the American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989). The exhibition features portraits of Mapplethorpe himself, of celebrated people from the scene of New York in the 1970s and 80s, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andy Warhol, and Louise Bourgeois as well as the rock icon Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s muse and soul mate. The exhibition also features a number of stringently composed photographs of sensual men and women, of the body builder Lisa Lyon and nude black men, whose well-proportioned...