Robert Mapplethorpe

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Robert Mapplethorpe

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Birthplace: Floral Park, Queens Borough, Queens County, New York, United States
Death: May 09, 1989 (42)
New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Suffollk County, Massachusetts, United States (Complications resulting from AIDS)
Place of Burial: Queens, Queens County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Irving Mapplethorpe, Jr. and Joan Dorothy Mapplethorpe
Husband of Samuel Joseph Wagstaff, Jr.
Partner of David Croland
Ex-partner of Patti Smith

Occupation: photographer
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About Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits and still-life images of flowers. His most controversial work is that of the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York City. The homoeroticism of this work fuelled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.

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Robert Mapplethorpe's Timeline

1946
November 4, 1946
Queens Borough, Queens County, New York, United States
1989
May 9, 1989
Age 42
Boston, Suffollk County, Massachusetts, United States
May 22, 1989
Age 42
Queens, Queens County, New York, United States