Map­plethorpe Mon­treal Mu­seum of Fine Ar ts, Septemb er 10, 2016— J an­uary 22, 2017

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Robert Map­plethorpe was only 42 when he passed away in 1989 due to com­pli­ca­tions from HIV/ AIDS, but in his short life he man­aged to cause quite a stir with his se­duc­tive yet dis­turb­ing pho­to­graphs. His ex­quis­ite, highly styl­ized black- and- white por­traits will get their due in this ma­jor Cana­dian pre­miere. Richard Gere, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith and Yoko Ono are among the celebri­ties he shot, and they ap­pear here along­side his other works, in­clud­ing nudes and still lifes. Map­plethorpe’s work is said to be rem­i­nis­cent of Leonardo da Vinci, African di­vini­ties and ide­al­ized ath­letes, and isn’t to be missed.

Andy Warhol

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