Posts Tagged ‘Robert Mapplethorpe’

Mapplethorpe Foundation Withdraws Support for Smithsonian Exhibitions

Taking a page from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation says that it will suspend all funding for future Smithsonian exhibitions unless David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly is reinstated in the "Hide/Seek" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Trustees for the Mapplethorpe Foundation met on Wednesday and adopted a unanimous resolution to [...]

Patti Smith to Stick With Scheduled National Portrait Gallery Talk

If Patti Smith is bothered by the National Portrait Gallery controversy, she isn't saying.
The rock legend and recent author is speaking on Saturday at the museum in support of Just Kids, her National Book Award–winning memoir about her friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, with whom she shared an address at the Chelsea Hotel for many [...]

Arts Roundup: Mixed Metals Edition

First rock icon, now lauded author: Last night Patti Smith won the National Book Award for nonfiction for Just Kids, her memoir about her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in the '60s and '70s. Some people are so talented I can hardly stand it.
In other book news, you know that memoir Roger Sterling's been working all [...]

Five Books I’d Read

In which the author discusses five books he'd read, were he not distracted by Haiti's unfolding humanitarian crisis.

1. Elvis: My Best Man: Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley, by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli.
Woe to those overachievers who went to school with Elvis Presley. Even with the [...]