Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

2016

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

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Iconic and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is profiled in this documentary directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.

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Critic Reviews for Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

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  • What we learn from the enjoyable punditry of siblings, art-world associates and former lovers is that the gorgeous provocateur was consumed with fame, and that everything and everybody was a means to that end.

    January 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 'He wanted to be a legend,' we are told again and again - and the filmmakers show just how single-mindedly he set about becoming one.

    April 22, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A comprehensive documentary portrait of the controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that is hugely compelling throughout.

    April 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • There is food for thought here, although the movie is, for me, a little uncritical on the subject of Mapplethorpe's weaknesses: his lucrative celebrity portraits now look, frankly, uninteresting.

    April 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Appreciative of its subject's gifts, frank about his flaws. You can also use it as a guide to the 1980s art world and the journey of Manhattan from scuzzy bohemia to real estate gold mine.

    April 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Certainly a higher tier of artist profile doc.

    April 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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