Robert Mapplethorpe

Patti Smith croons, quips and reminisces through her final Australian appearance

The supreme queen of punk rock ended her tour the way she began her career – solo, enrapturing an audience with songs, poetry and tender anecdotes<p>Patti Smith has just wrapped up her final tour of Australia, giving the kind of visceral performances that prove the silver-maned septuagenarian is …

Patti Smith

A Perfectionist - A Large Retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe Photos at Kunsthal Rotterdam

More than two decades after his death, <b>Robert Mapplethorpe photos</b> will be exhibited in a large retrospective titled <i>A Perfectionist</i>, soon at Kunsthal …

Art History

A Brief History of Drag in the Art World

MM #7, 2012.<br>Conrad Ventur<br>Rokeby GalleryDrag has a rich cultural history, spanning cross-dressing performances and deliberate parodies of fixed roles …

Art

Civic Memory, Feminist Future

A personal and political history from Lidia Yuknavitch<p><b>:: 1968 ::</b><p>I am five and I’m the exact height of the top of the surgery scar on my mother’s leg. …

Ronald Reagan

How Art Has Depicted the Ideal Male Body throughout History

David, 1501-1504.<br>Michelangelo Buonarroti<br>Galleria dell'AccademiaGian Gerolamo Grumelli, 1555-1560.<br>Giovanni Battista Moroni<br>Royal Academy of ArtsIn the …

Avant-garde

April Events in Paris: Mois de la Photo, Jabberwocky, Natural Wine & More

April marks Paris’ annual photography month. More than 80 exhibitions are being held around the city in celebration, but we’re especially excited …

Paris

Major Artwork & Exhibitions From Around the World You Need to Know About

Spanning Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, J.W. Anderson and more.<p>Following up our last weekly art roundup is a brand new batch of must-see artwork and exhibitions that are currently open/slated to launch from all across the globe. This week, we have a slew of acclaimed artists whose works have …

Artists

Top ten photography shows in 2016

Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1982 photograph of the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation<p>Some 70 years after his birth, …

Museums

These Are the 10 Most Controversial Moments in the History of Photography - History in the Headlines

An IPO from Snapchat, the photo-sharing app, has caused a major stir. But it’s far from the first time photography has been controversial.<p>Snap Inc., …

Photography

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 …

Music

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

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 …

National Endowment for the Arts

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

Old school vibes.<p>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 …

Avant-garde

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Photography

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