Agnes Gund Collection: Mapplethorpe
Thomas H, Manhattan, Aug 16th 2018
American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was New York’s enfant terrible of photography throughout the 70s and 80s before his tragic death in 1988. His relationship with Patti Smith was the subject of Patti’s beautiful book ‘Just Kids’. This gelatin silver print by Mapplethorpe entitles ‘Hermes’ was created right before the photographer’s death from AIDS.