Robert Mapplethorpe

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Joel Osteen Artwork Removed from Atlanta Library

    Art is subjective. As we've seen with Robert Mapplethorpe exhibits and crosses floating in urine, it can also be controversial. But, normally, garden variety portraits don't rise to the level of pissing people off...unless they are of super preacher Joel Osteen, apparently. A Grayson, Georgia libra ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 1, 2012

    From All Of Us at Eating Our Words: Happy New Year!

    We hope you got your cork popped last night, and that it didn't resemble the Robert Mapplethorpe-esque, slow-motion mess above. Where did you ring in 2012? Follow Eating Our Words on Facebook and on Twitter @EatingOurWords

  • Culture

    July 21, 2011

    Big Nudes

    Helmut Newton's large-scale photographs of women exude power.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Top 10 Rock Tell-All Autobiographies

    ​Craig's Hlist just cracked into his copy of Life, by Keith Richards. It's the first time that the Rolling Stones guitarist and god among men has taken time to document his rock and roll journey for anyone. Sure there have been Stones oral histories from the band, but this is Richards' chance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Aftermath: Patti Smith, Not Quite As Mythic As Her Music, At U of H

    Eric Hester/ photos courtesy of Voices Breaking Boundaries​Have you ever gone to see an artist, but then wished you hadn't? Not because of a bad performance, but just because the real-life person didn't fit so neatly into the tiny box you'd made for them in your brain? That's how Aftermath felt ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Patti Smith On KPFT At Noon; At UH Tonight

    ​The iconic photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of her first album, Horses (1976), was taken by her longtime friend and sometime lover Robert Mapplethorpe, the controversial photographer who died in 1989 from AIDS-related complications. Five years later, Smith's husband, MC5 co-founder Fred "So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Dream of Life Offers An Intimate Look At The Newly Widowed Patti Smith

    ​Dream of Life, the 2008 documentary about Patti Smith, opens with Smith's own narration of the many loved ones she's outlived over the years. Among those names are her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith; her brother Todd; and controversial photographer and close friend Robert Mapplethorpe. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010

    What About Bob?

    Patti Smith's new book makes good on her 20-year-old promise to Robert Mapplethorpe.

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005

    Hot Ass Art

    Feast your eyes on a well-hung DiverseWorks show

  • Dining

    April 6, 2000
  • Culture

    May 27, 1999

    Study in Green

    People love Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light. Is that a problem?

  • News

    August 8, 1996

    Where the Art Is

    For collectors Bob and Nancy Mollers, there's no place like home

  • Culture

    May 12, 1994
  • Culture

    April 21, 1994

    The Naked Eye

    Laura Letinsky's explicit photographs explore the ambiguity of ordinary sex