Pictures/Self Portrait (edition of 10 + 2 AP), 1977 silver gelatin print 40.6 x 50.8 cm MAPP-738-1977
Arnold Schwarzenegger (edition of 10 + 2 AP), 1976 silver gelatin print 50.8 x 40.6 cm MAPP-732-1976
Charles Tennant (edition of 10 + 2 AP), 1978 silver gelatin print 40.6 x 50.8 cm MAPP-764-1978
'I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for the things I have never seen before.' Robert Mapplethorpe
Xavier Hufkens is pleased to present an exhibition of the early work by legendary American artist Robert Mapplethorpe in the new gallery space in rue Saint Georges, Brussels. This is a show that will enchant Mapplethorpe connoisseurs – through the one off quality of the polaroid works and the chance to see the earliest seeds of lifelong friendships in the silver gelatin prints. The works equally introduce the novice and enthusiast to Mapplethorpe’s compelling and compulsive oeuvre, marked by extremes of elegance and grace.
Robert Mapplethorpe Au Début (works from 1970 to 1979)
6 June˜20 July 2013
107 rue St-Georges | St-Jorisstraat