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Robert Mapplethorpe

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Every Event We’ve Listed Today Has a Penis

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on December 8, 2014
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Because what this blog needs is more dicks.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: We’ve Got a Talk Show, Emojis, and a Death Match

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on December 10, 2013
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Get ready for snarky and smart-y talks.

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Stephen Koch on Peter Hujar: “If you’re Vincent, you’ve got to have your Theo.”

by Matthew Leifheit on October 15, 2013
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Stephen Koch is the author of The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop, The Breaking Point and Stargazer: The Life, World and Films of Andy Warhol. He is also an educator and owns and manages the archive of the tortured, downtown photographer Peter Hujar. We spoke at length about Hujar’s life—his friendship with Fran Lebowitz, Susan Sontag, his relationships with Paul Thek and David Wojnarowicz, and even his strained relation with Robert Mapplethorpe. The interview touches on the work Koch has done over the past twenty-five years, raising the late underground hero from self-imposed obscurity to widespread recognition.

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Your Guide to Armory Week

by Reid Singer on March 4, 2013
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Even though the hum around Armory week seems subdued this year, visiting half-a-dozen-plus art fairs can in a few days’ time can feel like a week on a Eurail pass. Naive outsiders are treated harshly, the food is unfamiliar and overpriced, and you spend a lot of time snooping around taking pictures. It’s useful to have an index that you can depend on to guide you towards the things that are worth seeing and away from the things that aren’t. A guidebook if you will. Here’s ours.

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#longreads: Robert Mapplethorpe by Gary Indiana

by Corinna Kirsch on November 16, 2012
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If you’re into art world fan fiction—or would like to be—imagine Gary Indiana dishing gossip with Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1980s. Well, that interview between the irreverent duo did happen.

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Are Facebook Friendly Squares Necessary?

by Reid Singer on September 15, 2011
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Silly at best, Facebook’s policy on offensive content is being enforced with little regard to consistency or common sense, and Fotografiska is right to draw attention to it. It doesn’t bother me a bit that their act of satire will bring all the more attention to an exhibition of work by a photographer whose work has been subject to arbitrary, outdated notions of decency in the past.

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Robert Mapplethorpe: 50 Americans at Sean Kelly

by Reid Singer on June 6, 2011
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Surprise: not everyone has something insightful to say about Robert Mapplethorpe.That's the lesson from Robert Mapplethorpe: 50 Americans, for which Sean Kelly asked fifty volunteers from outside the art world (one from each state in the Union) to each choose a photograph from the Mapplethorpe Foundation's archive.

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