Robert Mapplethorpe

How to Collect Like Brooke Shields—Actress, Model, and Studio 54 Regular Turned Art Collector

Collect works by the biggest names in painting, photography, and fashion that make up Shields's collection.

Art

Photo London 2017: When Robert Mapplethorpe Shot a Young Karl Lagerfeld, and More of the Best Images

Photo London, the city's sprawling photography fair, which is currently on view at Somerset House through Sunday, is only in its third year, but the 2017 edition has proven the fledgling fair has already come into its own with a strong show of icons among the upstart talents on show. This time …

Art

Why you should head down to Dover Street Market tonight

Get your hands on our limited edition Lana Del Rey postcards – and see products and installations by Juergen Teller, Molly Goddard, Raf Simons and more<p>If you managed to survive the madness of Dover Street Market Market but still want more, you’ll be happy to hear that you won’t have long to wait …

Fashion

Sexual Objectification of Black Men, From Mapplethorpe to Calvin Klein

In our current moment there has been considerable debate around what is frequently referred to as “sexual racism,” a term that reacts to the romantic …

Calvin Klein

"Pay Trump Bribes Here" on the Trump Hotel Is Not the First time Artists Have Projected Their Protest

Not long after Americans learned that President Donald Trump leaked highly classified information to Russian officials, on Monday night, around 10 p.m., the Washington, D.C.-based artist Robin Bell decided to air his frustrations even more publicly than most. He headed to the capital's Trump …

Avant-garde

Can Photo London attract the world’s photography collectors to the capital?

Most art fair organisers give a new event three years before they decide whether it can succeed or not. ART 13/16, the global contemporary art fair in London’s Olympia, lasted four years and will not be taking place this year. Its absence means that the Photo London fair, opening on Thursday at …

Art

10 of the Most Creative Couples in History (part 2)

Often destructive, sometimes difficult but mainly inspirational, these creative couples all contributed to what made each individual an exceptional …

Artists

The Ballad of Thom and Joseles: Communities of the Carnal Heart

<b>1. Joseles’s Song</b><p>Yo canto historias<br>De nuestros cuerpos<br>Durmiendo en la luna<br>Que nunca se olvida…<p>… no me dejes solo<br>como un pajarito<br>enamorado con …

San Francisco

How to Photograph Your Museum Visits - Turn Limitations Into Creative Challenges

Going to a museum or gallery can be fun but you may want to take a few photos while you're there. Follow the museum rules and these tips for success.

Digital Photography

Raf Simons’ Wearable Works of Art

Why the Belgian designer took the photography of Robert Mapplethorpe from the gallery wall to the shop window<p>Raf Simons x Robert Mapplethorpe</i> …

Fashion

These Museum Stores Are the Best Place to Do Your Mother’s Day Shopping

Gift Guide<p>From jewelry to design objects, museum gift stores are the best place to find something unique for Mom<p>By •<p>Memphis Jewelry, Adrian …

Art

The 10 best NSFW gay Tumblrs

<i>This article contains sexually explicit content</i>.<p>“Isn’t it just porn?” This is a question frequently asked to those on Tumblr by those who have never …

GIF Animations

Saving the NEA Won’t Save Culture

On Friday, President Trump signed into law a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill, preventing a government shutdown and bringing to an end months of …

National Endowment for the Arts

Art goes pop: 10 unforgettable album covers by renowned visual artists

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Columbia Records introduced the first LPs in 1948, they didn't just change how we listen to music. They also changed how we see it by popularizing illustrated album covers. (Before WWII, most records typically came in generic sleeves.)<p>In "Art Record Covers," a new book from Taschen, …

Art

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 …

Music

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

'I felt like a seven-year-old': Patti Smith on her recent stage fright

Despite being one of the music industry's most enduring artists, Patti Smith says it is never too late in your career to learn a lesson or two in the …

Patti Smith

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

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

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 …

Art

Union Los Angeles Highlights Raf Simons's Graphic Pieces in Minimalist Editorial

Exploring Robert Mapplethorpe evocative photography.<p>To celebrate its second delivery of the Raf Simons 2017 spring/summer collection, Union Los Angeles recently shot an editorial featuring the standout graphic pieces found in the range. The latest editorial focuses on Robert Mapplethorpe’s …

Fashion

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., …

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

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> …

Literature

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