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Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais : Robert Mapplethorpe curated by Edward Enninful


For this exhibition of works by American artist Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989), the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery has invited Ghanaian-born British editor Edward Enninful OBE to collaborate with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to present his singular vision of the photographer’s work. In the exhibition, Enninful presents his selection of 46 prints in pairs, forging new dialogues between them and inviting visitors to see even some of Mapplethorpe’s best-known photographs anew.

With this unprecedented curatorial approach to the photographer’s work, as Michael Ward Stout, president of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, says: “Edward has made a unique contribution to Mapplethorpe’s legacy.”

Robert Mapplethorpe wanted to disrupt the idea of what a portrait is. And I’ve always wanted to disrupt the idea of what fashion is – what people consider as beautiful or not has always been fascinating to me. — Edward Enninful OBE, Global Creative and Cultural Advisor of Vogue

Robert Mapplethorpe curated by Edward Enninful
Until 6 April 2024
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais
7 Rue Debelleyme
75003 Paris, France

Explore the exhibition online and watch a video of the curator discussing the exhibition.

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