The Kunsthal Rotterdam represents a large-scale retrospective of the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe (b. 1946). A Perfectionist showcases Mapplethorpe’s work from the late 1960s to the 1980s, in which he breaks down the boundaries between life and art. The exhibition focuses on ‘perfect in form’ which is shown in sexual fetishism and almost floral petals. The retrospective presents the major themes of Mapplethorpe’s work and includes the famous X, Y and Z portfolios.
A Perfectionist will be on display at Kunsthal Rotterdam until August 27, 2017