As long-term representative of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Galerie Thomas Schulte is pleased to inform you about a new documentary on the artist, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, which will premiere this Sunday at the Berlinale Internationale Filmfestspiele.
Fenton Bailey’s and Randy Barbato’s documentary features various of the artist’s closest relatives, friends and lovers, including Edward Mapplethorpe, Fran Lebowitz, Brice Marden, Debbie Harry, a. o., and – in a chronological account of the artist’s life – offers an insight into the ongoing controversy around his work.
Bailey’s and Barbato’s documentary coincides with the major retrospective, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, which is going to simultaneously open at the J. Paul Getty Museum and at LACMA in March. The exhibition will draw from both the museums’ recent acquisitions and archives. After its inauguration in Los Angeles the exhibition will travel to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. A third international venue is going to be announced.
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Dir. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, USA/DE 2016, 108 min, English
German premiere at the 66th Berlinale in the Section Panorama
Screenings on February 14 (premiere), 15, 16, and 20
Tickets through the Berlinale
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art / J. Paul Getty Museum
March 20 to July 31, 2016
Image captiion: Robert Mapplethorpe / Self-Portrait / ca. 1972 / 10,7 x 13,8 x cm / Private collection / © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by Permission.
Robert Mapplethorpe Documentary Berlinale 2016 – ART at Berlin