// XYZ //

Part of a series in which the gallery invites guest curators to rediscover the photographer’s work, Thaddaeus Ropac has invited architect and designer Peter Marino to bring forward his personalized vision on Mapplethorpe, following such curators as Sofia Coppola (2011) and Hedi Slimane (2005).

 Working in close collaboration with The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation based in New York, Marino has selected some 17 Polaroid’s and 60 photographs to revisit themes he believes fundamental to the photographers’ work: X for sex, Y for floral still lives, and Z for male nudes.

Robert Mapplethorpe – XYZ

curated by Peter Marino

Thaddaeus Ropac


28.1.2016 – 5.3.2016



© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.



/ by Kim Poorters /