Group Show: Robert Mapplethorpe, 'American Masters', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

24 August - 11 November 2018

Robert Mapplethorpe (b. New York, USA, 1946; d. Boston, USA, 1989) has five works included in the group exhibition 'American Masters' at The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra from 24 August - 11 November 2018.


Drawn exclusively from their outstanding collection of American art, American Masters celebrates that nation’s artists from the 1940s to the 1980s. From Abstract Expressionism, Colour Field, Pop, Neo-Dada and Photo-Realism, to Conceptual, Land and Performance Art, American Masters examines how a generation of young Americans challenged local traditions and reinvented modern art, inspired by European émigrés including Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Josef Albers. The sensational international impact of the era’s major artists is captured in masterpieces by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois.


National Gallery of Australia

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