Tuesday May 6, 2008

Have You Seen ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE's Polaroids at the Whitney? They're GORGEOUS!

Controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is best known for his stark studio shots, like this self-portrait.


But thanks to his trusty Polaroid camera, he was also able to capture his friends and models in more spontaneous poses.  A new exhibit at the Whitney Museum features 100 or so of his instant photos (spanning 1970 to 1975), many never publicly displayed before.


Patti Smith






Charles and Jim



Marianne Faithful 




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