Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe
1946 - 1989
Robert Mapplethorpe  American Photographer

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Robert Mapplethorpe was in relationships with Sam Wagstaff (1972 - 1988), David Croland (1971 - 1973), Patti Smith (1967 - 1972), Jack Walls and Jack Fritscher.


Robert Mapplethorpe is a member of the following lists: Obscenity controversies, Burials at St. John's Cemetery (Queens) and Patti Smith.


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Dating5 16 years 4 years, 7 months 2 years
Total5 16 years 4 years, 7 months 2 years


First Name Robert
Last Name Mapplethorpe
Age 42 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th November, 1946
Birthplace Floral Park, New York, USA
Died 9th March, 1989
Place of Death Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of Death AIDS (-related complications)
Buried St. John Cemetery, New York City, U.S.
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Gay
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (dropped out in 1969)
Occupation Text Photographer, Director
Occupation Photographer
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Robert Michael Mapplethorpe (; November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images. His most controversial works documented and examined the gay male BDSM subculture of New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A 1989 exhibition of Mapplethorpe's work, titled Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment, sparked a debate in the United States concerning both use of public funds for "obscene" artwork and the Constitutional limits of free speech in the United States.

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Robert Mapplethorpe42 ScorpioPhotographer
Sam Wagstaff65 ScorpioCurator
David Croland-
Patti Smith75 CapricornSinger
Jack Walls-
Jack Fritscher83 GeminiNovelist


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Ano7NiemMay 12, 2013

Robert Mapplethorpe was one of Andy Warhol's sidekicks. It doesn't surprise me he had HIV/Aids.

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