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Robert Mapplethorpe
Birth: Nov. 4, 1946
Floral Park
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1989
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Renowned Photographer. One of the most controversial and influential photographers of his time, Robert Mapplethorpe began his career as a collage designer and a staff Photographer for Andy Warhol's magazine, "Interview." Turning to full-time photography, Mapplethorpe had his first major shows in 1977 at the Holly Solomon Gallery and the Kitchen, both in New York. Throughout his career, he would gain popular acclaim for his portraits, including three album covers for rock star and one-time roommate Patti Smith. He would simultaneously gain wide notoriety for his controversial homoerotic work, much of it featuring sadomasochistic themes. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1986, he succumbed to the disease in 1989.  (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
Family links: 
  Harry Mapplethorpe (1918 - 2001)
  Joan Maxey Mapplethorpe (1920 - 1989)
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 48, Range B Lots 131-133
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Stuthehistoryguy
Record added: May 22, 2003
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