Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe

Birth
Floral Park, Nassau County, New York, USA
Death 9 Mar 1989 (aged 42)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 48, Range B Lots 131-133
Memorial ID 7477198 · View Source
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Artist. A renowned photographer, he was one of the most controversial and influential artists of his time. He began his career as a collage designer and a staff Photographer for Andy Warhol's magazine, "Interview." Turning to full-time photography, he had his first major shows in 1977 at the Holly Solomon Gallery and the Kitchen, both in New York City, 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.

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  • Originally Created by: Stuthehistoryguy
  • Added: 22 May 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7477198
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Mapplethorpe (4 Nov 1946–9 Mar 1989), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7477198, citing Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .