Robert Mapplethorpe
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1946 Born in Floral Park, New York
1963-70 BFA Pratt Institute
1989 Died March 9, 1989


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


1973 Light Gallery, New York, "Polaroids"

1977 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, "Flowers"
The Kitchen, New York, "Erotic Pictures"
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, "Portraits"

1978 La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Robert Miller Gallery, New York "Film and Stills"
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA Catalogue with text by
Mario Amaya
Langton Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
La Remise du Parc Gallery, Paris, France
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1979 Robert Samuel Gallery, New York, "Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-75"
Tecas Gallery, Houston, TX
Robert Miller Gallery, New York "Contact"
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Catalogue with text by
Rein von der Fuhr
International Center of Photography, New York "Trade Off,"
(with Lynn Davis)

1980 Galeris Jurka, Amsterdam, Netherlands, "Black Males", Catalogue
with text by Edmund White
Vison Gallery, Boston, MA
Lawson/De Celle Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Robert Mapplethorpe:
Blacks and Whites"
In a Plain Brown Wrapper Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stuart Gallery, Chicago, IL
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

1981 Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lunn Gallery, Washington DC
Galerie Texbraun, Paris, France
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Kustverein, Frankfurter am Main, Traveled to; Fotogalerie Forum
Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Modern Art Galerie, Vienna; PPC Galerie FC Gundlach, Hamburg; Kunsthalle, Basel; Kunstverein, Munich; and Nikon Foto Galerie, Zurich Catalogue with text by Sam Wagstaff and Peter Weiermair "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Nagel Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Contretype Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Recent Photographs"
Galeriez Jurka, Basel, "ART 12 '81"

1982 Galleria Il Ponte, Rome, Italy, "Black Males"
Galerie Tom Peek, Utrecht, Netherlands, "Robert Mapplethorpe Foto's" Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Shore Gallery, The Pines, Long Island, NY
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, "Robert Mapplethorpe, Recent Work"
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan
Nikon foto Galerie Zurich

1983 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "New Works"
Sam Hardison Fine Arts, New York, "Recent Work"
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York Photographs of "Lady, Lisa Lyon"
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Rudigar Schottle Galerie, Munich, Germany, "Lady"
Photografie Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, "Lady, Lisa Lyon"
Olympus Gallery, London, England, "Lady, Lisa Lyon"
Galerie Watari, Tokyo, Japan, "New Work" Catalogue with text by Sam Wagstaff
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England "Robert Mapplethorpe, 1970-1983" Traveled to Stills, Edinburgh; Arnolfini, Bristol; Midland Group, Nottingham; and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford Catalogue with text By Stuart Morgan and Alan Hollinghurst
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, "Photogravures – 1983"
Centro di Documentazione di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, traveled to
Palazzo Delle Centro Finestre, Florence Catalogue with text by Germano Celant
Hardison Fine Arts Gallery, New York, "The Agency," Catalogue
Franco American Institute, Rennes, France

1984 Galeria Fernando Vijande, Madrid, Spain, "Robert Mapplethorpe
Fotografias, 1970-1983"
John A Schweitzer, Montreal, "Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographies, 1978-1984"
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, "Lady," Catalogue
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, "Matrix 80"
Lucio Amelio Foundzione, Naples, Italy, "Robert Mapplethorpe"

1985 Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "New Works in Platinum"
Galerie Comicos, Lisbon, Portugal, "Robert Mapplethorpe-Black Flowers" Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, "Process", Brochure with essay by Sam Wagstaff
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA "Recent Works in Platinum"

1986 Australian Center for Contemporary Art, South Yarra, Victoria,
Melbourne, Australia, "Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs 1976 – 1985" Catalogue with text by Paul Foss
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Palladium, New York, "New Photographs"
Pallazzo d'Accursio, Bologna, Catalogue by Germano Celant

1987 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Julia Gallery, New Orleans, LA, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany, "Robert Mapplethorpe 1986"
Kicken-Pauseback Galerie, Cologne, West Germany, "Robert
Mapplethorpe 1986" Catalogue with interview by Anne Horton
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Obalne Galerije, Piran, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, "Robert Mapplethorpe" Catalogue with text by Germano Celant
Galerie Pierre-Hubert, Geneva, Switzerland, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Galerie Francoise Lambert, Milan, Italy, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Claus Runkel Fine Art Ltd, London, England, "Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs"

1988 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Traveled to Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou Catalogue with text by Els Barents
National Portrait Gallery, London, England, "Mapplethorpe Portraits" Catalogue with text by Peter Conrad
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, "Robert Mapplethorpe, The Perfect Moment" Catalogue with text by Janet Kardon, David Joselit, Kay Larson, and Patti Smith Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA,
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Catalogue with text Richard Marshall et al
Mai 36 Galerie, Lucerne, "Photographien"
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "New Color Work"
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Galerie Jurka, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, "A Season in Hell"
Betsy Rosenfeld Gallery, Chicago, IL
Au Grand Palais, Paris, "Autoportraits"

1989 Bridgewater/Lustberg, New York, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO "The Modernist Still Life Photographed"
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Blum Helman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Sala D'Ercole di Palazzo D'Accursio, Bologna, Italy, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Citadelpark, Gent, Belgium, "Robert Mapplethorpe Een Retrospective"
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990 Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York, "Robert Mapplethorpe"

1991 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "Robert Mapplethorpe: Early Works"
Galeria Weber, Alexander y Cobo, Madrid, Spain, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Lady"
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Foundation Edelman, Pully/Lausanne,
Switzerland Catalogue with text by Chantal Michetti and CA Riley
Galerie Franck + Schulte, Berlin, Germany

1992 Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, "Mapplethorpe Versus Rodin" Catalogue with text by Germano Celant
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, "Robert Mapplethorpe" Catalogue with text by Germano Celant. Traveled to Centro di Documetazione di Documetazione di Palazzo di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Museo de Monterray, Monterray, Mexico, "Robert Mapplethorpe" Catalogue with essay by Jorge Garcia Murillo
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo, Japan, "Robert Mapplethorpe" Traveled to Contemporary Art Gallery, Ibaraki, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Naguya City Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Shiga Retrospective Catalogue
ICAC Weston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Fortuny Museum, Venice, Italy
Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

1993 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "Black and White Polaroids 1971-1975"
Moderna Musset, Stockholm, "Robert Mapplethorpe European Retrospective"
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Centro Per L'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Museo D'Arte Contemporanea, Prato, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Residence of Embassador Negroponte, Manila, the Philippines
Museo Pecci Prato, Prato, Italy, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Turun Taidemuseo, Turku, Finland
Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussells, Belgium

1994 Guggenheim Museum, The Robert Mapplethorpe Gallery,
New York
Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Kunsthaus, Wein

1995 Wessel O'Connor Gallery, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

1996 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, "Children"
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Hayward Gallery, London, England
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France

1997 Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Museo de Art Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Staatdgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Takishimaya Grand Hall, Osaka, Japan
Fukishima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukishima, Japan
Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan
Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Vau Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Shinjuku, Japan
Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1998 Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Daimaru Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France

1999 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Galeria Arnes y Ropke, Madrid, Spain
Centre Cultural La Beneficencia, Valencia, Spain
Hamiltons, London, England

2000 Cheim & Read, New York, "Robert Mapplethorpe: Auto-Portrait Polaroids of the 1970's"
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, "Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers"
Asprey Jacques, London, England, "Polaroids"


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


1973 Gotham Book Mart, New York, "Polaroids: Robert Mapplethorpe, Brigid Polk, Andy Warhol"

1974 Buecker and Harpsichords, New York, "Recent Religious and Ritual Art"
Bykert Gallery, New York, "Group Exhibition"

1976 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, "Animals"

1977 Documenta 6, Kassel, West Germany, Catalogue with text by Manfred Schneckenburger
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, "Surrogates/Self-Portraits"

1978 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, "The Collection of Sam Wagstaff" Traveled to; St Louis Art Museum, MO, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, Seattle Art Museum, Washington: University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; and High Museum, Atlanta Checklist by Jane Livingston
Museum of Modern Art, New York, "Mirrors and Windows" Traveled to; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, JB Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, Krannert Art Museum, University of llinois, Champaign, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, and Milwaukee Art Center Catalogue with text by John Szarkowski Marge Neikrug Gallery, New York, "Rated X"
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, "The New York Boat Show"

1979 Museum of Modern Art, New York, "People Watching"
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, "Attitudes"
Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, New York, "Artists by Artists"
Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, CO, "American Portraits of the Sixties and Seventies" Catalogue with text by Julie Augur
Robert Samuel Gallery, New York

1980 Carson-Sapiro Gallery, Denver, CO, "New Visions"
Jacksonville Art Museum, FL, "The Norman Fisher Collection" Catalogue with text by Ted Castle, et al
Jehu Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Secret Paintings (Erotic Paintings and Photographs)"
Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, "Presences: The Figure and Manmade Environments" Catalogue with text by Bruce Sheftel
Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, New York, "In Photography, Color as Subject"
Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy, "Quattro Forografi
Differenti" Catalogue by Carol Squires

1981 Robert Samuel Gallery, New York, "Marked Photographs"
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, "Autoportraits Photographiques" Catalogue by Denis Roche
The Institute for Art and Urban Resources at PS1, Long Island City, NY, "New York, New Wave"
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1981 Biennial Exhibition Catalogue
Islip Town Art Center, Islip, New York, "Land/Urban Scapes"
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, "Inside Out-Self Beyond Likeness" Traveled to; Portland Art Museum, OR, and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska Catalogue with text by Lynn Gamwell
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, "Figures: Forms and Expressions"
Catalogue with text by Robert Collingnon and Biff Henrich
Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm; Gotesborgs Kunstmuseum Gotesborg,
"US Art Now" Catalogue with text by Lars Peder Hedberg
Marlborough Gallery, New York, "Surrealist Photographic Portraits: 1920 –80" Catalogue with text by Dennis Longwell
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, "Instant Fotografie" Catalogue with text by Els Barents in collaboration with Karl Schampers
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, "Lichtbildnisse: Das Porträt in der Photografie"

1982 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, "Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs" Catalogue with text by Weston J Naef
University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma, "Points of View"
Documenta 7, Kassel, West Germany Catalogue with text by Rudi Fuchs
Galerie Texbraun, Paris, "La Photographic En Amerique"
Harlem Exhibition Space, New York, "The Black Male Image"
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, "Lichtbildnisse"
Concord Gallery, New York,"The Erotic Impulse"
Concord Gallery, New York, "Portraits"
Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York "Faces Photographed"
Hayden Gallery, List Visual Arts Center, Massachesetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA,"Intimate Architecture: Contemporary Clothing Design" Catalogue with text by Susan Sidlauskas
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, "The Crucifix Show"

1983 Photografie Galerie, Dusseldorf, West Germany, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Castelli Graphics, New York, "Three Dimensional Photographs"
The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Presentation: Recent Portrait Photography" Catalogue with text by Janet Borden
Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown, NY, "Phototypes"
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, "Drawings, Photographs"
Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington, "Self-Portraits"
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Catalogue with text by Peter Frank
The Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida, "Photography in America 1910-1983" Catalogue with text by Julie M Saul
Tate Gallery, London, England, "New Art"
The Foto Gallery, Wales, "New Perspectives on the Nude"
Robert Freidus Gallery, New York, "The Horse Show"

1984 Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, "Radical Photography: The Bizarre Image" Catalogue with text by Eric D Bookhardt
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA
"Face to Face, Recent Portrait Photography" Catalogue with text by Paula Marincola
Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas "Portait Photography"
The New England Foundation of the Arts, Cambridge, "Twelve on 20 x 24" Traveled to; Gallery of the School of Fine Arts, Boston, Westbrook College, Portland, Maine, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Smith 1984 College Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts, and Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii Organized by The New England Foundation for the Arts Catalogue with text by Jon Holmes
Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, "Flower as Image in 20th Century Photography" Catalogue with text by Linda Macklowe
Cable Gallery, New York, "Sex"
Foundazione Amelio, Naples, Italy, "Terrae Motus" Catalogue with text by Giulio Carlo Argan, et al
Superior Street Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Sex-Specific: Photographic Investigation of Contemporary Sexuality" Catalogue with text by Joyce Fernandes
Jason McCoy, Inc, New York, "Still Life Photographs"
Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, "Allegories of the Human Form: A Photography Exhibit"
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, "The Heroic Figure" Traveled to; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee, Alexandria Museum/Visual Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana, Santa Barbara, California Catalogue with Text by Linda Cathcart and Craig Owens
Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada, "Second Salon of Montreal Art Galleries"
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, "Investigations 10, Face to Face: Recent Portrait Photography" Catalogue with text by Paula Marincola
Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA, "Photography – New Directions"
Interim Art, London, England, "Armed"

1985 One Penn Plaza, New York, "Beautiful Photographs" Curated by MrGene Thorton
Photographers Gallery, London, England, "Five Years with 'The Face'"
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, "Image, Insight: Photographic Intuitions of the 1980's"
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, "The New Figure"
Light Gallery, New York, "Messages from 1985"
Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, "Picture Taking: Weegee, Walker Evans, Sherrie Levine, Robert Mapplethorpe" Catalogue with text by William Olander
Josh Baer Gallery, New York, "Entertainment"
Patricia Heesy Gallery, New York, "Flowers: Varied Perspectives"
Hayden Gallery, List Visual Arts Center, MA
Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, "Nude, Naked, Stripped" Catalogue With text by Carrie Rickey
Palladium, New York, "Beauty"
Jeffrey Hoffeld & Company, New York, "Big Portraits"
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, "Self-Portrait: The Photographer's Persona 1840-1985"
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, "Home Work"
Jason McCoy Inc, New York, "Marcus Leatherdale, Robert Mapplethorpe, Laurie Simmons"
Vision Gallery, Boston, MA, "Style: An Exhibition of Fashion Photographs"
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, "Memento Mori"

1986 Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, IL
Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, TX, "OSO Bay Biennial"
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, "Rules of the Game: Culture Defining Gender" Catalogue with text by Judith Barter and Anne Mochon
Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, "intimate/INTIMATE" Catalogue with text by Charles S Mayer and Bert Brouwer
Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, New York, "Sacred Images in Secular Art"
Bentter Galleries Inc, Houston, TX
Rockland Center for the Arts and Blue Hill Plaza Associates, Pearl River, New York, "A Matter of Scale"
Holman Hall Art Gallery, Trenton State College, New Jersey, "Contemporary Issues III" Catalogue with text by Lois Fichner-Rathus
Photo Resource Center, Boston, MA, "The Sacred and the Sacreligious: Iconographic Images in Photography"
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Galerie Contemporaries, Paris, "Invitation: La Revue Parkett"
Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA "The First Decade"
National Portrait Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre, London, England, "Staging the Self"
International Center of Photography, New York, "Art & Advertising, Commercial Photography by Artists" Catalogue with text by Willis Hartshorn
International Center of Photography/Midtown, New York,
"Midtown Review"
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, "The Fashionable Image: Unconventional Fashion Photography" Catalogue with text by Henry Barendse
Artspace, San Francisco, CA, "Paravent"
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, "The Nude in Modern Photography"

1987 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, "Portraits: Faces of the 80's" Catalogue with text by George Cruger
Commune di Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy, "Il Nudo Maschile Nella Fotografia 19th - 20th Centurie"
International Center of Photography, New York, "Legacy of Light"
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, "Of People and Places: The Floyd and Josephine Segal Collection of Photography" Catalogue with text by Verna Posever Curtis
Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, Department of Photography & Cinema Studies, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, New York, "Photographers Who Make Films"
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL, "Contemporary American Figurative Photography"

1988 Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, "Return of the Hero"
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, "Flower"
The High Museum at Georgia-Pacific Center, Atlanta, "First Person Singular: Self Portrait Photography, 1840-1986" Catalogue with text by Ellen Dugan
Lorence-Monk Gallery, New York, "Lifelike"
"Fotofest 88," Houston, TX
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
Betsy Rosenfield Greenhouse, Inc, Chicago, IL, "The Flower Show"
Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, "Identity: Representations of the Self"

1989 Victoria and Albert Museum, "Photography Now," London, England Catalogue with text by Mark Haworth-Booth
Frankfurter Kustverein, "Frankfurt, West Germany , "Das Portrait: In Der Zeitgenossischen Photographie" Catalogue with text by Dr. Peter Wiermair
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, "150 Years of Photography" Traveled to; the Art Institute of Chicago, Il, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, "The Legacy of William Henry Fox Talbot"
Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria, "Das Portrait in der Zeitgenossichen Photographie"
Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Group Show"
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, "L'Invention d'un Art"
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, "Taboo"
Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, "Self and Shadow"
Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela Kulturzentrum Mainz, Mainz, West Germany, "Das Portrait in Der Zeigenossischen Photographie"
Mai 36 Galerie, Berlin, "Les Krims, William Klein, Irving Penn, Duane Michaels, Robert Mapplethorpe"

1990 The International Center of Photography, Midtown, New York, "The Indomitable Spirit" Traveled to; Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, Pace MacGill Gallery, New York, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Blum Helman Gallery, NY, Santa Monica, CA, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, AIPAD Special Exhibition at the Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, LA, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Lehman College Art Gallery, The City University of New York, New York, "Botanica: The Secret Life of Plants"
Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, "Disturb Me"
The Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, "The Humanist Icon" Traveled to; the New York Academy of Art, New York, and to the Edwin A Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
GRay Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Robert Mapplethorpe Flowers/Andre Kertesz Vintage Photographs"
Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, "The Art of Photography: 1839 –1989"
Art in Embassies Program, Mexico City, Mexico
C Two Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, "Great Contemporary Nudes 1978 – 1990"
Matsuyu Department Store, Ginza, Tokyo, "Modern Art Market '90"
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, "The Last Decade: American Artists of the 80's"
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, "Altered Truths"
AP Giannini Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Art in Bloom"
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX, "Art that Happens to be Photography"
Damptzentrale, Bern, Switzerland, "Vollibild Aids" Traveled to Fondation Deutsch Lausanne, Switzerland
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC, "The Fugitive Gesture"
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Faces"
Fotographie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, "Jan Fabre Theaterarbeiten, Fotografien von Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton und Carl De Keyzer"
Messepalast, Vienna, Austria, "Von der Natut in der Kunst"

1991 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, "Fashion Photography Since 1945" Appearances, with text by Martin Harrison published to accompany show.
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Twentieth Century Collage" Traveled to Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, and Musee D'Arte Moderne et D'Arte Contemporain, Nice, France
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, "7 Women"
Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, "The Body in Question"
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, West Germany, "The Power of Theatrical Madness"
ICAC Weston Gallery, Carmel, California, "Modern Botanical"
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Perspektief, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, "Erotic Desire"
Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneve, Switzerland, "La Revanche de L'Image"
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, "Framed"
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, "Cruciformed: Images of the Cross since 1980" Traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, Colorado, "Photography From 1980 to 1990"
Galerie Nikolaus Sonne, Berlin, Germany
Renee Fotouhi Fine Art West, East Hampton, NY, "Body, Body"
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, "Selections from the Permanent Collection"
Tarelli Gallery, Aspen, CO, "Photography, 1980-1990"

1992 Midtown Payson Galleries, New York, "The Midtown Flower Show" Traveled to Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Klarfeld Perry Gallery, New York, "Portraits"
"Flora Photographica," Traveled to Royal Botanical Garden Garden,
Edinburgh, Scotland; Manchester City Art Gallery, Coventry
University of Missouri, St Louis, Missouri, "The Modernist Still Life Photographed" Traveled to; USIS American Center, Thessaloniki, Greece; BNC, Athens, Greece, American Center, Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan, American Center, Delhi, India, Venkatappa, Bangalore, India, Jeddah Literary Society, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Cultural Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; National Gallery, Amman, Jordan, Maison de La Cultural, Algeria, Algiers, and Rabat, Morocco
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, "This Sporting Life, 1978-1991" Traveled to; the University of Houston, The Delaware Art Museum, The Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1993 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, "In Dialogue: The Art of Elsa Rady and Robert Mapplethorpe"
Venice Biennale, "Almadovar"
Thread Waxing Space, New York, "I am the Enunciation,"
Art Contemporain-Lyon, Centre d'Echanges de Perrache, Lyon, France, "Here's Looking at Me-Contemporary Self-Portrait"
Renee Fotouhi Fine Art East, East Hampton, New York, "Blooming: The Art of Nature"
Galleria Photology, Milan, Italy, "Supreme Shots-Fashion Photography since 1948"
Cartier Foundation, Jouy-en-Josas, France, "Azure"
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, "The Image of the Body," curated by Peter Wiermair
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, "25 Years"
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ, "A Moment Becomes Eternity: Flowers as Image"
Galerie Franck Schulte, Berlin, "Kunster der Galerie" Catalogue
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbour, NY, "Image Makers"
Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "Form: Female"
Galleria Photology, Milan, Italy, "Supreme Shots: Fashion Photography since 1948"

1994 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, "Fictions Of The Self: The Portrait in Contemporary Photography" Traveled to Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; The Palazzio Del Exhibition, Rome; Musee d'Art Moderne, Nice, France Catalogue
Michael H Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Flowers"
Hamiltons Gallery, London, "Flowers 1850-1994"
Fondacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, "Robert Mapplethorpe"
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan, "Against All Odds: The Healing Powers of Art" Traveled to the Ueno Royal Museum
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, "Old Glory: The Flag in Contemporary Art"
Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY, "The Vered Flower Show"
Lennon, Weinberg, Inc, NY, "Truth Be Told: It's All About Love"
NYC Police Department, "Gay and Lesbian Pride in Policing Display"
Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY, "The Vered NUDE Show!! Where's My Bathing Suit?"
Arlene Bujese Gallery, East Hampton, NY, "DeKoooing in Focus"
Institute of Contemporary Art/Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA , "FACE-OFF: THE PORTRAIT IN RECENT ART"
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "Black Male:
Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art"
UBU, New York, "The Box"
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "In the Field: Landscape in Recent Photography"
The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, "The Shaman as Artist, the Artist as Shaman"

1995 Tibet House Benefit Exhibition, Robert Miller Gallery
Pelham Art Center, NY, "Faces: 1975-1995"
Human/Nature Benefit Exhibition at the New Museum, NY
Ehlers Caudill Gallery, Chicago, IL, "In the Garden"
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, "Inside Out: Psychological Self-Portraiture"
20th Century Photographs Ltd, NY, "Flowers"
Andre Emmerich, New York, NY, "Seeing Things"
International Center of Photography, Midtown, New York, NY, "The Garden of Earthly Delights: Photographs by Edward Weston and Robert Mapplethorpe"
Exhibition Management Inc, Cincinnati, OH, "It's Only Rock and Roll"
Fondacao Cultural de Curatiba, Curatiba, Brazil, "XI Monstra da Gravura da Cidade de Curatiba"
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, "Blumenstucke/Kunststuck"
Ubu Gallery, New York, "The Gun: Icon of Twentieth Century Art"

1996 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, "Kinships: Alice Neel Looks at the Family," Traveled to; Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, "Sex and Crime"
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, "American Masters of Photography: A 100 Year Survey"
Whitney Museum of Art, "Consensus and Conflict: The Flag in American Art"
Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahasse, FL, "The Gun as Image"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "Ports of Entry: William S Burroughs and the Arts"

1997 Dorothy Blau Gallery, FL, "Robert Miller Gallery @ Dorothy Blau Gallery"
Marlborough Gallery, New York, "Portraits: 19th and 20th Century Photography"
Whitney Museum, New York,"The Warhol Look/Glamour Style Fashion" Traveled to; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany,
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Fondation Cartier, Paris, France, "Amours"
Florence, Italy, "Biennale de Firenze"
Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, "Masterworks of Photography from The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art"
James A Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, "Masterpieces of Photography from the Merrill Lynch Collection"
Milwaukee Arts Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Identity Crises: Self Portraiture at the end of the Century"
Watts Gallery, New York, "The Coincident Eye"

1998 National Gallery of Art Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, "Beyond Belief: Modern Art in the Religious Imagination"
Cheim & Read, New York, "Three Catholics: Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Mapplethorpe"

1999 National Portrait Gallery, London,England, "The Possibilities of Portraiture"
Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY "Contemporary Classicism" Traveled to the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000" part two
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, "Rock Style"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, "Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000"

2000 Cheim & Read, New York, "Couples"

2001 "Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis", Tate Modern, London (2/1 – 4/29/01)

2005 Male Desire Two, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York (6/23 – 9/10/05)


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


Robert Mapplethorpe Photographs Norfolk, VA: Chrysler Museum, 1978
Black Males Amsterdam, Holland: Galerie Jurka, 1979
Robert Mapplethorpe, Amsterdam, Holland: Galerie Jurka, 1979
Creatis Paris, France: Albert Champeau, rue du Depart, 1978
Robert Mapplethorpe Frankfurter, Germany: Peter Weirmair, Steinernes Haus,
exhibition catalogue, 1981
Lady Lisa Lyon Munchen, Germany: Schirmer/Mose, 1983
Robert Mapplethorpe 1970-1983 London: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1983
Robert Mapplethorpe Milan, Italy: an Idea Books Edition, Publimedia Editrice, 1983
Certain People: A Book of Portraits Los Angeles, CA: Twelvetree Press, 1985
Black Book New York: St Martin's Press, 1986
Robert Mapplethorpe Milan, Italy: Idea Books, 1986
Robert Mapplethorpe 1986 Berlin and Cologne, West Germany: Raab Galerie
and Kickenpauseback Galerie, 1986
Robert Mapplethorpe Tokyo, Japan: Parco Co, Ltd, 1987
Robert Mapplethorpe New York: Bellport Press, 1987
Robert Mapplethorpe Boston, MA: Whitney Museum of American Art, New
York in Association with New York Graphic Society Books; Little Brown and Company, 1988
Robert Mapplethorpe Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Contemporary Art,
University of Pennsylvania, 1988
Das Portrait Germany
Some Women Boston, Toronto, London: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown &
Company, 1989
Flowers Mapplethorpe Boston, Toronto, London: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown,
& Company, 1990
Robert Mapplethorpe Early Works New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1991,
edited by John Cheim
Becher, Mapplethorpe, Sherman Monterrey, Mexico: Museo de Monterrey,
1992
Robert Mapplethorpe Tokyo, Japan: Art Tower Mito and Asahi Shimbun, 1992
Mapplethorpe Lausanne: FAE Musee D'Art Contemporain, 1992
Mapplethorpe versus Rodin Milan: Electra, 1992; text by Germano Celant
Mapplethorpe Louisiana, Denmark: Louisiana Museum, 1992; text by Germano
Celant
Mapplethorpe New York, NY: Random House, 1992; essay by Arthur C Danto
Erotik in der Kunst des 20 Jahrhunderts Koln: Benedikt Tascheri Verlag, 1992
Art & Auction "Special Report, Let Us Know Appraise Famous Men," November,
1993
American Made: The New Still-Life Japan Art & Culture Center, Tokyo, Japan


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, California
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Dallas Musuem of Art, Dallas, Texas
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, West Germany
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Getty Museum, Malibu, California
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
International Center of Photography, New York
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, West Germany
Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Portrait Gallery, London
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana
Portland Center of the Visual Art, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tampa Museum of Art
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


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