Born November 4, 1946, New York, NY
Died March 9, 1989, Boston, MA
1963-70, B.F.A. Pratt Institute
2016 Teller on Mapplethorpe, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2013Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion Show, Co-curated by David Croland, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2011Robert Mapplethorpe: Night Work curated by Scissor Sisters, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2009Robert Mapplethorpe: A Season in Hell, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2006Still Moving & Lady With photographs by Judy Linn, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2005Robert Mapplethorpe curated by David Hockney, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2003Robert Mapplethorpe: Sculptures and Hand Painted Photographs, AspreyJacques, London, UK
2000Robert, Patti and Sam, AspreyJacques, London, UK
2019Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Robert Mapplethorpe: Obiettivo Sensibile, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome, Italy
2018Robert Mapplethorpe: Choreography for an Exhibition, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
2017Robert Mapplethorpe: A Perfectionist, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2016Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, travelling to Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia)
Robert Mapplethorpe - On the Edge, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
Mapplethorpe + Munch, Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
2015Robert Mapplethorpe, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
2014ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe, Tate Modern, London; travelled to The Bowes Museum, Co Durham, Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, Clydebank and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK
Robert Mapplethorpe, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
Mapplethorpe / Rodin, Musée Rodin, Paris, France.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
2013 Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Robert Mapplethorpe, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.
2012 In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Burgh Hall, Dunoon, Scotland. Traveling to Linlithgow and Perth as part of ARTIST ROOMS.
2011 Robert Mapplethorpe, Forma, Milan, Italy.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece.
Robert Mapplethorpe, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Robert Mapplethorpe, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.
Robert Mapplethorpe Flowers: Selections from the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm.
2010Robert Mapplethorpe: Photography with Sculpture, Towner Museum, Eastbourne, UK.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. (Artist Rooms Tour)
Robert Mapplethorpe, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft Düsseldorf, Germany.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo d'Arte della Città di Lugano - Villa Malpensata, Lugano, Switzerland.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Robert Mapplethorpe, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.
2009Robert Mapplethorpe: Polaroids, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanstone, IL.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Mallorca, Spain.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, UK. (Artist Rooms Tour)
Robert Mapplethorpe, TR 3 Gallery and National Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Polaroids, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits, Centre for Creative Photography, Tuscon, AZ.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malaga, Spain.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy.
2008Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
2006Robert Mapplethorpe: Porträts und Erotik, Stadtgalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.
A unique evening of poetry and screening of Still Moving (1978) collaborative work between Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, Tate Modern, London.
2005Robert Mapplethorpe: Tra Antico e Moderno, Una Antologia, Palazzina della Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin, Italy.
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
Robert Mapplethorpe: Porträts und Erotik, Galerie im alten Rathaus, Prienam am Chiemsee, Germany.
2003Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Germany.
2000 The Perfect Moment, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan.
1999Centre Cultural La Beneficencia, Valencia, Spain.
1998Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Daimaru Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan.
1997Museo de Art Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Staatdgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany.
1997Takishimaya Grand Hall, Osaka, Japan.
Fukishima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukishima, Japan.
Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan.
Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan.
Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan.
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Shinjuku, Japan.
1996Hayward Gallery, London, England.
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
1995Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
1994The Robert Mapplethorpe Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain.
Kunsthaus, Vienna, Austria.
1993Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
Robert Mapplethorpe European Retrospective, Moderna Musset, Stockholm.
Centro Per L'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea, Prato.
Residence of Embassador Negroponte, Manila, the Philippines.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo Pecci Prato, Prato, Italy.
Turun Taidemuseo, Turku, Finland.
Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussells, Belgium.
1992 Mapplethorpe Versus Rodin, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany. Catalogue with text by Germano Celant.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Catalogue with text by Germano Celant. Traveled to Centro di Documetazione di Palazzo di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy.
Museo de Monterray, Monterray, Mexico.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Traveled to; Contemporary Art Gallery, Ibaraki, Japan; Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan; Naguya City Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Shiga, Japan. Retrospective Catalogue.
I.C.A.C. Weston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Fortuny Museum, Venice, Italy.
Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany.
1991 Musee d'Art Contemporain, Foundation Edelman, Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland. Catalogue with text by Chantal Michetti and C.A. Riley.
1989 The Modernist Still Life Photographed, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Sala D'Ercole di Palazzo D'Accursio, Bologna, Italy.
Robert Mapplethorpe Een Retrospective, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Citadelpark, Gent, Belgium.
1988 Robert Mapplethorpe, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Traveled to Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou. Catalogue with text by Els Barents.
Mapplethorpe: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London. Catalogue with text by Peter Conrad.
Robert Mapplethorpe, The Perfect Moment, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Catalogue with text by Janet Kardon, David Joselit, Kay Larson, and Patti Smith. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA and Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Catalogue with text by Richard Marshall et al.
Autoportraits, Au Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1986Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs 1976 - 1985, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, South Yarra, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Catalogue with text by Paul Foss.
1984Lady, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan. Catalogue.
Matrix 80, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucio Amelio Foundzione, Naples, Italy.
1983 Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-1983, Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Traveled to Stills, Edinburgh; Arnolfini, Bristol; Midland Group, Nottingham; and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Catalogue with text By Stuart Morgan and Alan Hollinghurst.
1983 Centro di Documentazione di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice. Traveled to Palazzo Delle Centro Finestre, Florence. Catalogue with text by Germano Celant.
Franco American Institute, Rennes, France.
1982Robert Mapplethorpe, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA.
Nikon foto Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland.
1981Robert Mapplethorpe, Kustverein, Frankfurter am Main, Traveled to; Fotogalerie Forum
Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Modern Art Galerie, Vienna; PPC Galerie F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg; Kunsthalle, Basel; Kunstverein, Munich; and Nikon Foto Galerie, Zurich. Catalogue with text by Sam Wagstaff and Peter Weiermair.
1979 Trade Off, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, (with Lynn Davis).
1978The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA. Catalogue with text by Mario Amaya.
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive), Berkeley, California
Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, California
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, New York
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Musuem of Art, Dallas, Texas
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
International Center of Photography, New York, New York
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Kobe City Museum, Kobe, Japan
LACMA, Los Angeles, California
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, Australia
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
National Portrait Gallery, London, England
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Portland Center of the Visual Art, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
Tate, London, England
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York