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Paul Martineau and Britt Salvesen
With essays by Philip Gefter, Jonathan D. Katz, Ryan Linkof, Richard Meyer, and Carol Squiers
One of the most influential and controversial figures in twentieth-century photography, Robert Mapplethorpe still stands as an example to emerging photographers who experiment with the boundaries and concepts of the beautiful. In this timely reexamination of his oeuvre, the authors have put together a rich selection of images with bracing essays to provide a fuller and more nuanced view of this important artist.
Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick
With essays by Patti Smith and Jonathan Weinberg
Throughout his life, Robert Mapplethorpe kept rich studio files and art from every period and vein of his career: not just photographs, but his student work, sculpture, jewelry, and commercial assignments. The resulting archive of these works is fascinating and astonishing. This elegantly conceived volume lifts a veil on this little-known resource and sheds new light on the artist's motivations, connections, and talent as a curator and collector.
The Thrill of the Chase
The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum
With an essay by Eugenia Parry and an introduction by Weston Naef
From 1973 to 1984, Samuel J. Wagstaff amassed a remarkable 26,000 photographs, ranging from well-known masterpieces to images from obscure sources, such as daguerreotypes and cartes-de-visite. This gorgeous exhibition catalogue offers an amazing overview of Wagstaff's idiosyncratic collection, vividly reproducing over 150 of his finest photographs.