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Sofia Coppola’s Robert Mapplethorpe Vision

November 30, 2011

The inspired director curates a Parisian exhibition celebrating the cult photographer

  • Text by Violaine Schutz

Gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac has already collaborated with Hedi Slimane and director Robert Wilson to present the work of Robert Mapplethorpe. For a new exhibition, he has asked to Sofia Coppola to become the artist's curator. The "Lost In Translation" director presents the photographer from her own perspective, bringing to light some lesser-known images. She selected some rare pictures from the Mapplethorpe Foundation, like sweet portraits of children. Their common obssession for adolescence and music makes sense and the result is a choice of tender and poetic photographies.

Photos: Marisa Berenson, 1983 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg / Robert's photos selected by Sofia

Robert Mapplethorpe curated by Sofia Coppola, runs through January 7 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac @

7 rue Debelleyme

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