post-title Robert Mapplethorpe | XYZ Portfolios | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 14.03.-18.04.2020

Robert Mapplethorpe | XYZ Portfolios | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 14.03.-18.04.2020

Robert Mapplethorpe | XYZ Portfolios | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 14.03.-18.04.2020

Robert Mapplethorpe | XYZ Portfolios | Galerie Thomas Schulte | 14.03.-18.04.2020

until 18.04.| #2715ARTatBerlin | Galerie Thomas Schulte presents from 14th March 2020 an exhibition with the XYZ Portfolios by the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. In addition, a film and other photographs by the artist will be shown, selected by Robert Wilson.

Robert Mapplethorpe’s preeminent X, Y, and Z Portfolios will be exhibited for the first time in Berlin at Galerie Thomas Schulte. This is the second time the complete suite has been shown together in Germany since 1997. Created between 1978 and 1981, the three portfolios contain 13 photographs each: X features imagery from New York’s homosexual S&M scene; Y floral still lifes; and Z nude portraits of black men.

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Robert Mapplethorpe / Ken Moody, 1985/ gelatin silver print / 50,4 x 40,6 cm | 19.8 x 15.9 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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Robert Mapplethorpe / Joe/Rubberman, 1978 / gelatin silver print / 35 x 35 cm | 14 x 14 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

Simultaneously, the gallery presents a large group of Mapplethorpe prints selected by another artist of the gallery, avant-garde theater director and designer Robert Wilson. The exhibitions will be on view through 18 April with two special film screenings of the documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) at the gallery the day after the opening and during Berlin Fetish week.

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Robert Mapplethorpe / Robert Wilson, 1981 / gelatin silver print / 50,8 x 40,6 cm | 20 x 16 in
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

Vernissage: Friday, 13th March 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (CANCELLED!)

Exhibition period: Saturday, 14th March – Saturday, 18th April 2020

Zur Galerie Thomas Schulte

 

Exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe – Galerie Thomas Schulte | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin Galerien | ART at Berlin

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