Robert Mapplethorpe

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Censorship

'Museum directors have lost panache and grit': 30 years on, the legacy of the Corcoran's Robert Mapplethorpe cancellation

New exhibition at the George Washington University looks back the censorship of the photographer's work—but what impact did it have on the art world?

Podcast

Mapplethorpe at the Guggenheim, Bill Viola at the Royal Academy

We talk to the people behind major exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

News
Censorship

Wolfgang Tillmans and Tania Bruguera pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director

João Ribas has stepped down following censorship row around Robert Mapplethorpe show

Review
Media & broadcast

Mapplethorpe feature film includes plenty of titillation and drama but not enough of the man himself

The film premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, along with several other art-related films

Preview
Exhibitions

All the city's a stage: Munich celebrates Goethe's Faust with group show and festival

Exhibition commemorating German play includes works by Eugène Delacroix, Robert Mapplethorpe and Martin Scorsese

Blog
In the frame

Matt Smith on playing Mapplethorpe: “Who knew that pictures of penises were so utterly compelling?”

News
Robert Mapplethorpe

Auction record for Mapplethorpe as Christie's introduces two new sales

Photographer took self-portrait a year before he died in 1989