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Robert Mapplethorpe, Revisited

Two new populist takes on the controversial photographer.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Robert Wilson on Robert Mapplethorpe

Photo: Lisa Lyon, 1982

"I remember saying to Robert, 'Oh, you like diagonal lines, and so do I.' Because I remember in some of those compositions there was a very strong diagonal line. So that was interesting to me, to see how that comes back, like in the Lisa Lyon image or the Patti Smith shadow going across . . ."

From the book Mapplethorpe X7 by Richard Flood (teNeues); teneues.com

All Mapplethorpe Works Copyright Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by Permission.
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