Robert Mapplethorpe : The Perfect Medium

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Robert Mapplethorpe : The Perfect Medium

The spotlight falls on Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, famous for his portraits, male nudes, and photographs of flowers.

The Getty is having a long-awaited retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989). He used stylized black-and-white imagery to realize his portraits, nudes, and still life series. Beyond the erotic power that made his work famous, the exhibition presents all aspects of the artist's work, from the early 1970s to his early death in 1989. This is a rich exhibit that includes pictures that are, at times, unexpected, some of which have seldom been seen! The Getty Museum is a unique place to discover, both for the architecture and for the exhibits. This exhibit is in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); each museum has one component of the show.

Robert Mapplethorpe : The Perfect Medium
Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

15 March to 31 July 2016


  1. Paul Getty Museum
    Tuesday to Friday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.