Robert Mapplethorpe

BBC Radio 4 is playing in the background and I woke up (joke) when Book of the Week came on. This week's book traces Patti Smith's relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe died in 1989 but his iconic works live on. Take a few minutes to look at his work you'll not be disappointed. The portraits are stunning, his flower studies sublime and his nudes sometimes controversial.

What I like about Mapplethorpe's work is the understated simplicity. No complex lighting or trickery. Just images created by a master of his art.


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