||Morrisoe spent six years researching Mapplethorpe's life and has come up with this probing and controversial biography--the subject of strident criticism from Patti Smith, one of Mapplethorpe's former lovers. The photographer, who died of AIDS at age 42 in 1989, is best known for his provocative still life photography. 32 pages of photographs.
||With Robert Mapplethorpe's full endorsement and encouragement, Morrisroe interviewed more than 300 friends, lovers, family members and critics to form this definitive biography of America's most censored and celebrated photographer. 32 pages of photos.
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||The brilliant photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) was one of the most infamous figures of the contemporary art world. Patricia Morrisroe, drawing on the numerous interviews she conducted with him and those who know him, has written a remarkable biography that reveals a life even more daring than his art.