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Robert Mapplethorpe

[American Photographer, 1946-1989]

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Original works by Robert Mapplethorpe available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 32 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SitePortrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Donald Sutherland (b.1934), 1983

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2008 exhibition

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Carleton, 1987

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Irises, 1988

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Note the link at the bottom of the page to all works in their collection by Robert Mapplethorpe

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
Tampa Orchid, 1986

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Louise Nevelson, 1986

University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
2 works online when last checked

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Art-Forum Photography Galleries

Masters of Photography

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteMapplethorpe

Notable SiteRobert Mapplethorpe Foundation

AnalisisFotografia (in Spanish)  

ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition (12 works online)

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Photograph of the artist by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Robert Mapplethorpe  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Art + Auction Magazine
Self-Portrait, 1988

Deutsche Bank Artmag
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition

Frieze Magazine
"Mapplethorpe: A Biography"

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 83): Robert Mapplethorpe: Pictures Pictures


The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Patti Smith, ca.1974

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Mapplethorpe: A Biography

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Playing With the Edge

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Mapplethorpe: Assault With a Deadly Camera

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Black Book: Miniature Edition

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Robert Mapplethorpe: Autoportrait


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