Robert Mapplethorpe: PhillipPrioleau, 1980 (c) 2010 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, used by permission

Final tour August13

Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective
Shocking. Authentic. Desperate. Obligated. Graceful.
Mapplethorpe’s eye was all this and more. So much more.
RhineBuzz at The NRW-Forum every Friday until midnight. 
Free tour in English at 9pm.

February 6 - August 15 2010

Mapplethorpe was an artist of endless superlatives.

The talent, the search, the obsession and the honesty produced masterpieces to some and startling offensive images to others.
He opened up dark, secret worlds and at the same time paid homage to the great classics as he described photography "the perfect way to make sculpture."
This artist produced perhaps the world's most graceful still life photographs of flowers; strong, sometimes fragile, spell-binding portraits of royalty and the world's greatest artists and in parallel sparked controversy and ground breaking judgements dealing with sexuality and the question of what public funding of the arts should be.
Mapplethorpe never leaves you without emotion.

Final RhineBuzz Friday Nights at the NRW-Forum Tonight
Every Friday from February 12th. 
Everyone welcome even if you do not wish to visit the exhibition
Museum entry €3.80
Free tour in English 9pm

Ehrenhof 2
40479 Düsseldorf
U Bahn Tonhalle/Ehrenhof