From Saturday 22 April the Kunsthal Rotterdam will present a large-scale retrospective of the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), one of the most influential artists and photographers of the 20th century. The exhibition offers an impressive survey of his career, from the collages and polaroids in the late 1960s and 1970s to the iconic images and masterly compositions that made him famous. More than 200 objects throw new light on his preferred genres: portraiture, self-portraiture, the nude, and still life.

The Kunsthal will be the only European venue to present this special exhibition, organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. For more information about the exhibition please see the first press release.


ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (APRIL 22, 2017 – AUG. 27, 2017)
Westzeedijk 341
3015 AA Rotterdam