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West Hollywood City Council Chambers

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625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States

June 2016

What Did Robert Mapplethorpe Teach Us?

June 8, 2016 • 12:30 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
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Moderated by William Poundstone, Arts Writer, Los Angeles County Museum on Fire Robert Mapplethorpe is best known for pushing boundaries in art and life. His photography has sparked controversy for its unapologetic depiction of sex and sexuality. Less appreciated is how Mapplethorpe influenced artists, museums, media, and the teaching of the arts. How did Mapplethorpe change photography—and the perception of photography as an art? Mapplethorpe’s work was experimental and covered a range of subjects and genres—from celebrity portraits and still-life…

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