The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

Beginning with his collages of the early 1970s, Robert Mapplethorpe combined a sense of luxuriant decoration with cosmopolitan, cutting-edge sexuality. This lecture by art historian Richard Meyer links the artist's extravagance to the flamboyant visual pleasures of the physique magazines on which his earliest work drew, the photographs he and Sam Wagstaff collected, and the posh interior of his Manhattan loft.

Richard Meyer is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University. His first book, Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art, was awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2013, he published What Was Contemporary Art? He has curated numerous exhibitions, including Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles at MOCA in Los Angeles.

Complements the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium.

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