Getty & LACMA

Uniting Two Museums in the Epic Tapestry of an Artist's Revolutionary Journey.

This major retrospective exhibition reexamines the arc of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographic work from its humble beginnings in the early 1970s to the culture wars of the 1990s. The exhibition features portraits, nudes, still lifes, and the controversial X Portfolio. It explores Mapplethorpe’s studio practice and the creation of his foundation, which has shepherded his legacy into the 21st century. Mapplethorpe's work can be found in the collections of major museums around the world.

Heroic collaborated with Getty to intertwine both museums through a mobile-oriented museum companion experience called

Getty Museum and LACMA to Combine for Two-Venue Mapplethorpe Show
Los Angeles Times
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium review – hunting for sex and death
The Guardian
Robert Mapplethorpe: In Search of Perfection
The New York Times
Lacma and the Getty Acquire Robert Mapplethorpe Art and Archive
Who's afraid of Robert Mapplethorpe?
The Art Newspaper