Nigel Finch – Robert Mapplethorpe: Arena (1988)

Robert Mapplethorpe – Self portrait

Runtime 52 min.
Director Nigel Finch (BBC)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, Kathy Acker, Lynn Davis, Robert Miller, Louise Bourgeois, Leo Castelli

Profile of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the most controversial of American photographers, which accompanied an exhibition of his work at the National Portrait Gallery in the year before he died. Contains interview with Mapplethorpe himself, along with critic and author Edmund White, and with several of Mapplethorpe’s subjects.

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