Robert Mapplethorpe. Obras de 1980 a 1989 Robert Mapplethorpe 23.05/19.07 2013

Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce the gallery’s second exhibition of work by the North American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (New York, 1946 – Boston, 1989), which will open on May 23rd.

The show presents 32 works dating between 1980 and 1989. The selection consists of variouscompositions that draw their inspiration from forms and fragments of the human body, in particular male nudes and portraits of Mapplethorpe’s frequent model, Lisa Lyon. In addition, among the works on view are a number of photographs of animals, plants and objects, all of which display the vivid light contrasts and suggestive geometry that characterize Mapplethorpe’s work.