Robert Mapplethorpe at the Grand Palais

26 March 2014 - 13 July 2014
Robert Mapplethorpe, an acclaimed American photographer who is today remembered for his striking, black-and-white works, will be celebrated in a new retrospective at the Grand Palais.

From nudes and still lives to landscapes and portraits of the creative elite of his era, Robert Mapplethorpe’s diverse work has a striking and immediate quality, charged with the erotic but still subtle. This sweeping new exhibition will celebrate his two decade-long photographic career with a range of over 200 images. Though he died prematurely after contracting AIDS in the 1980s, Mapplethorpe’s legacy of boundary-pushing pieces lives on; the grand scale of the Grand Palais’ exhibition halls provides an appropriate backdrop for his works.

26th March – 13th July
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 13 17 17

Image © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission