Sydney’s Art Gallery of NSW (from 27 Oct 2017 to 4 Mar 2018) is about to celebrate one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, an artist who understood the medium’s ability to alter perceptions and push boundaries.
The comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe’s career, features more than 200 works, from still lifes to portraits and figure studies that chart his involvement in New York’s gay scene.
An icon who photographed other icons, Mapplethorpe captured and shaped an era with portraits that immortalised the cultural idols of the 1970s and 1980s, including lifelong muse Patti Smith, fellow artists Cindy Sherman and Louise Bourgeois, actor Isabella Rossellini and musicians Debbie Harry and Philip Glass.
To celebrate the upcoming exhibition we’ve got TEN double passes to giveaway, that you’ll be able to use at a time of your choosing. To enter, just fill out the form below. The competition closes November 20th at 12pm AEDT.
Image caption: Robert Mapplethorpe Self-portrait 1980 (detail) © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission