June 21, 2011

Robert Mapplethorpe Exhibition

Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
One of this summer's most anticipated art exhibitions has just opened. Fotografiska, Stockholm's popular photography museum, is following up their successful Annie Leibovitz, Fashion and Albert Watson exhibitions during the past year with a retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe. The exhibition contains nearly 200 prints of Mapplethorpe's work, many never shown in Sweden before. His work has been called beautiful, shocking, significant and controversial... but never boring. The exhibition will be running all summer into the fall (June 17th to October 2nd) and is one of several great exhibitions at Fotografiska this summer- including Eleanor Coppola and Edward Burtynsky.
Fotografiska is located on the waterfront on the island of Södermalm, just a 15-20 minute walk from the Rival Hotel. The museum is open daily from 10am to 9pm (closed on Midsummer's Eve and Christmas Eve). Entrance costs 110 SEK, 80 SEK for seniors & students and free for children under 13 as well as holders of the Stockholm Card.

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