To coincide with what would have been the 70th birthday of the iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Alison Jacques Gallery has invited acclaimed UK-based, German-born photographer Juergen Teller to curate the Teller on Mapplethorpe exhibition (18 Nov 2016 – 7 Jan 2017). Teller worked in collaboration with The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York to make his selection.
Considered one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Robert Mapplethorpe is currently the subject of a major touring retrospective The Perfect Medium, which opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum and LA in 2016 and is currently on view in Canada and Australia. Mapplethorpe is also the subject of a recently released, Emmy nominated, HBO documentary Look at the Pictures (2016).
[Source: Alison Jacques Gallery]