The Guggenheim has amassed a considerable collection of the works of American artist Robert Mapplethorpe, and in the New Year the museum will bring together its many objects for a yearlong tribute to the late photographer. The exhibition is broken into two segments, with part one focusing on the artist's works, including early Polaroids, collages, his classic nudes, photographs of celebrities and his self-portraits. Part two, beginning in July 2019, focuses on contemporary artists who were influenced by Mapplethorpe's body of work. Naturally, the exhibition will be housed in the Guggenheim's Mapplethorpe Gallery.
Robert Mapplethorpe. Candy Darling, 1973. Four dye diffusion transfer prints. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by Permission.