Museum Home Current Exhibitions In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe

October 23, 2012–March 24, 2013 at the Getty Center


Of Related Interest

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Working with Mapplethorpe
In order to consistently produce results that stood up to his high artistic standards, Robert Mapplethorpe exerted a great degree of control in his studio and over his models and portrait sitters. This panel brings together people who worked directly with Robert Mapplethorpe in the studio, as well as in galleries and museums to reflect on his methods, ideas, and goals.

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium


Curator's Gallery Talk
Paul Martineau, associate curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 2:30 p.m.

Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

GettyGuide® Multimedia Player

Listen to writer-musician Patti Smith and Mapplethorpe's former photography assistant Brian English, discuss the artist's vision and working methods. Pick up an iPod Touch free of charge in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Ken Moody / Robert Mapplethorpe