The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

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. A distinguished group of photographers, critics, and models who worked directly with Mapplethorpe join this panel to offer their insights into the methods, goals, and personality of the artist. Panelists include: photographer Brian English, former studio assistant to Mapplethorpe; photographer Judy Linn, professor of art at Vassar College whose book of photographs Patti Smith 1969-1976 appeared last year; and Robert Sherman, model for one of Mapplethorpe's most celebrated works. Moderated by writer and critic Philip Gefter, former Getty Museum scholar, former picture editor at the New York Times, and author of a forthcoming biography of Mapplethorpe's mentor, Sam Wagstaff.

Complements the exhibition In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.