Robert Mapplethorpe´s preeminent X, Y, and Z Portfolios are being shown together for the first time in Berlin at Galerie Thomas Schulte. This is the second time the complete suits have been shown together in Germany since 1997. Created between 1978 and 1981, the three portfolios contain 13 photographs each: X features imagery from New York´s homosexual S&M scene; Y floral still lifes; and Z nude portraits of black men.
The gallery is also presenting a large group of Mapplethorpe´s prints selected by another artist of the gallery, avant-garde theatre director and designer Robert Wilson.
The gallery is open by appointment only to individual visitors.
Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ Portfolios
Robert Mapplethorpe selected by Robert Wilson
Until May 9
Galerie Thomas Schulte