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 Robert Mapplethorpe  (1946 - 1989)

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Lived/Active: New York/Massachusetts      Known for: photographe-nudes, abstraction

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BIOGRAPHY for Robert Mapplethorpe
1989 (Boston, Massachusetts)

New York/Massachusetts

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Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was born into suburban America in Long Island in 1946.  He received a B.F.A from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, working in various media.  At this time he had not yet worked in photography, but incorporated many photographic images from magazines and books. Mapplethorpe admired the work of Andy Warhol, who later became a close friend, and soon began taking his own photographs with a Polaroid camera.

Mapplethorpe has been quoted in saying, "I never (showing 500 of 8586 characters).

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