Destination / In Residence

Teller on Mapplethorpe, London

When gallerist Alison Jacques decided to celebrate what would have been the iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s 70th birthday, she knew of only one other artist who could do his works justice. As the sole UK representative of artist’s estate, Jacques sought the eye of photographer Juergen Teller to curate a selection of Mapplethorpe’s iconic black and white prints and Polaroids from his prolific archives.

Destination / In Residence

Robert Mapplethorpe at J. Paul Getty Museum

“He was the artist of my life,” wrote Patti Smith. For the rest of us, Robert Mapplethorpe was the photographer behind her iconic Horses album cover, the boy who broke the rules and a multifaceted master of his craft – whether capturing a delicate floret or an erotic embrace.