Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures (18)Genre: Documentary
Author(s): Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey
Director: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Release Date: 22/04/2016 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 108mins
In life and in death, artist Robert Mapplethorpe shocked and challenged perceptions with his striking images of the human form, which elevated the commercial value of photography in the art world. More than 25 years after Mapplethorpe’s death, this documentary pay tribute to a cultural icon in the artist’s own words, using rediscovered interviews. These candid and sometimes shocking confessionals frame images drawn from his archives as well as interviews with his family.