Mapplethorpe is infamous for his raw depictions of sexuality, but Rodin was no prude.
The small, high-contrast photographs are organized in three vertical rows—how Mapplethorpe originally preferred they be displayed.
Most surprising was her wise sanity, as she looked more coolly than Mapplethorpe on Warhol and the lure of "uptown."
Mapplethorpe's work served as a documentation of what it meant to be young and gay in the 1980s.
In a veritable Mapplethorpe renaissance, two exhibitions have launched in tandem dedicated to his work.
But this spring in Paris, the Mapplethorpe hoopla is taking an interesting turn.
This will serve as the basis for a more ambitious exhibition—a kind of Mapplethorpe 2.0—which is currently set for 2016.