Robert Mapplethorpe

12 Graphic T-Shirts You Should Buy Now (Before It's Too Late)

It can be hard to know just what separates a "cool" graphic T-shirt from one that's an outfit ender. While we could write a dissertation on the subject, the simple answer is: If it was designed for teenagers, skip it. Luckily the fashion world is chock full of very grown-up graphic tees, just in …

Clothing

Raf Simons - + Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

Raf Simons+ Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt<p>$420<p>Click to Close<p>VIDEO<p>Editors' Notes<p>Size & Fit<p>Details & Care<p>Delivery & Free …

Fashion

Camille Paglia on the Iconic Cover of Patti Smith’s Horses

In 1975, Arista Records released <i>Horses</i>, the first rock album by New York bohemian poet Patti Smith. The stark cover photo, taken by someone named …

Patti Smith

Behind the right’s loathing of the NEA: Two ‘despicable’ exhibits almost 30 years ago

President Trump’s proposed budget calls for the complete elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, much to the delight of many conservatives, particularly those old enough to remember when the battle against the NEA became a crusade, who will tell you, with anger unabated after nearly 30 …

Avant-garde

Patti Smith, Just Kids

2010 National Book Award Winner,<br>Nonfiction<p>Patti Smith<p>Just Kids<p>Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers<p>Interview by Meehan Crist<p><b><br>Meehan Crist: Just</b> …

Patti Smith

Peter Marino's Tokyo "Basics" Include Kobe Beef and 12,000-Year-Old Porcelain

The leather-loving architect Peter Marino may run his firm out of a skyscraper in New York, but the so-called design daddy has built up quite a presence in Tokyo in recent years, thanks to his luxurious stores for brands like Louis Vuitton and Dior. He's clearly far from finished with the city, …

Tokyo

Land of leather: Peter Marino delves deep into his collection for a new Robert Mapplethorpe show

On the surface, rugged starchitect Peter Marino and the late Robert Mapplethorpe are a pretty good match, the former’s robust leather daddy look an appropriate bedfellow to the late-photographer’s erotically-charged, occasionally BDSM-heavy work.<p>The affinity is more than visual though: Marino’s …

Art Galleries

Sex, Strength, and Salvation in LGBT Art

New York City’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art has just reopened after an impressive expansion. To celebrate, it has brought previously unseen works out of storage.<p>Treasure hunts are fun—especially when conducted within the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York’s SoHo.<p>…

Art

This Polaroid Editorial Showcases Eccentrically-Styled Raf Simons x Robert Mapplethorpe Pieces

A few months ago, Raf Simons released a capsule collection inspired by the late American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Today, Union Los Angeles unveils a polaroid editorial titled "HANDLE WITH CARE" that highlights the aforementioned capsule. The tribute collection features pullovers, …

Avant-garde

Three to see: New York

Explore the collection of the <b>Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art</b>, which reopened its SoHo home this week after a renovation that included an …

Gender

Jonathan Majors Is the One to Watch from When We Rise

A year ago, almost to the month, the actor Jonathan Majors flew to Vancouver to begin three months of filming for <i>When We Rise.</i> The four-part ABC special, which first aired Monday and will continue throughout the week, chronicles the gay rights movement from its nascent days in ’70s San Francisco up …

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Brilliant Things To Do in March

<b>Exhibitions</b><p><b>William Eggleston – Los Alamos</b> <b>at Foam, Amsterdam: March 17 – June 7, 2017</b><br>Born in Memphis, William Eggleston has long been considered a …

Art

Wishful Kinking: How Normalizing Queer Fetishwear Risks Making BDSM Irrelevant

In A New York City gay bar, a thick-legged dancer is stuffing folded one-dollar bills into a tight pair of black mesh boxer briefs, his uniform for …

Fashion

13 Queer Movies You Missed This Year

With eight nominations for Barry Jenkins's powerful, beautiful <i>Moonlight</i> and a best documentary nod for the James Baldwin-centered film <i>I Am Not Your</i> …

Documentaries

One Writer's Journey from Skinny to Strong

I had never felt like a woman until I got strong. My body was ruler-shaped—a long, lean assemblage of straight planes; flat in front and back—and though I dressed gamine, in 1960s micro-minis and shrunken V-necks, that classification never quite fit. My shoulders were too broad to be waifish, I’d …

Exercise

Photography Documentaries I’ve Liked

<b>Photography Documentaries I’ve Liked</b><p><b>By David Cobb</b><p><b>It’s been a long time since the days of the boring and staid documentary. We’re now in the “Golden</b> …

Photography

The Perfect Time to Rediscover Robert Mapplethorpe

VIEW GALLERY | 11 PHOTOS<p>Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984<br>J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art<p>1 of 11<p>From fetishists to …

Art

Our Editors Recommend New Books You Should Read This Year

We all have a backlog of books we should have read three years ago. But there’s no better feeling than marching into a bookstore and selecting the …

Avant-garde

Out of Context, Freaky Self-Portraiture Barely Looks Human - Creators

Everything but the “self” comes out in the self-portraiture of Hungarian photographer Borbála Földes. Although her black and white images are made almost exclusively with her own body, any sense of individual identity is placed on the backburner in these visually abstract, corporeal works, acting …

Art

Techniques for titillation: A brief history of art and eroticism

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the history of Western art, the erotic has long been hidden, ignored or condemned.<p>For centuries, one had to look to mythological or even religious works for representations of the naked body, even a mere breast -- a nude Venus, goddess of love and beauty, in Ancient Rome, or Adam and Eve …

Art

Ten Studies in Sexuality from Sotheby’s Erotic Art Sale

As much as we might want to ignore it at times, Valentines Day is the most prominently amorous day of the year. In honour of this starry-eyed …

Art

Why Rotterdam is the coolest city in the Netherlands

It may play second fiddle to Amsterdam, but Rotterdam—the Netherlands second-largest city—pulses with its own unique brand of creative energy. Mixing urban grit with shiny new architecture, the aesthetically edgy port town boasts a booming art, design and food scene that’s well worth exploring.<p>A …

Rotterdam

New York Fall 2017 Designer Inspirations: Day Three

Fashion

I Art U: 10 of the Best Valentine's Day Gifts for the Art Lover in Your Life, from Mapplethorpe Nudes to a Tracey Emin Candle

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and while treating yourself should be your no. 1 priority, there's nothing wrong with also gifting a special someone—especially if it gets you breakfast in bed courtesy of Maurizio Cattelan. Here's what to give those whose love carries over to the art world, …

Artists

Raf Simons Unveils Its SS17 Campaign, Shot by Willy Vanderperre

Raf Simons’ eponymous label has unveiled its SS17 campaign imagery, shot by Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo.<p>The …

Lifestyle

Ten Iconic Moments in Artist-Designed Record Covers

For those who have always sought new sounds amid packed record displays, the initial encounter with a soon-to-be favourite album often hits their …

Music

the x files: when did fashion become so obsessed with collaborations?

Here are just some of the fashion collaborations that happened last year: Uniqlo and Lemaire, Alexander Wang and adidas, Palace and adidas, Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger, Guess and A$AP Rocky, Raf Simons and David Sims, Raf Simons and Robert Mapplethorpe, Riccardo Tisci and Nike, Gucci and Gucci …

Fashion

7 Queer Films That Should Have Been Nominated For An Oscar This Year

Best Actress: Molly Shannon in “Other People”<p><i>Saturday Night Live</i> writer Chris Kelly turned the death of his mother from cancer in a gripping, …

Avant-garde

Peter Hujar’s Gay Lower East Side: Out of the Shadows

Every enclave seems to produce one successful photographer. On the Lower East Side’s gay arts scene of the 1970s, Robert Mapplethorpe broke out to achieve fame and notoriety. But, there was also Peter Hujar, Mapplethorpe’s prolific contemporary. He, like Mapplethorpe, depicted aspects of gay life, …

Art

Shadowboxing with the Arts: How the NEA’s Budget Nearly Got Slashed in the Early ’90s

Installation view of “Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing” at Artists Space in New York, 1989.<p>COURTESY ARTISTS SPACE<p><i>Yesterday brought news that, under a</i> …

Government