Robert Mapplethorpe – the Hustler with a Hasselblad who Thrilled and Horrified America

Robert Mapplethorpe – the Hustler with a Hasselblad who Thrilled and Horrified America

When we say Robert Mapplethorpe, what you say? Well, we think you say sexuality, provocation and inspiration, but more about it below. One of the most prolific and influential artists of the twentieth century, American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, the master of art photography, famed for his highly controversial and sexually explicit images, radically changed the preconceptions of medium and stretched its boundaries, both in themes and style. Mapplethorpe’s diverse body of work, includes portraiture and…

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The 2016 Pirelli Calendar Breaks Tradition and Stereotypes

The 2016 Pirelli Calendar Breaks Tradition and Stereotypes

Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, Tavi Gevinson, and others posed for Annie Leibovitz in a re-interpreted version of the modern pinup. The Pirelli Calendar—an annual limited edition “art item” released by the Italian tire company—looks a little different this year. Usually filled with photographs of nude or barely clothed models, this year’s edition, shot by V.F. contributing photographer Annie Leibovitz, features 12 studio portraits of women renowned for their work in diverse fields—including comedy, sports, philanthropy,…

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