Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
Time Out says
This survey will offer a new view of an iconoclast and champion of New York’s queer subculture in the 1970s and 1980s.
Curated by Isobel Parker Philip (AGNSW’s assistant curator for photography), Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium features portraits, still lifes and figure studies on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the J. Paul Getty Museum, who jointly acquired a massive trove of artwork and archival material from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in 2011 – making them the go-to source for his work. In other words: expect this show to be authoritative.