The Madness of Art: Mapplethorpe—Season 2, Episode 7

Charlie gives Jim a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe.

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In Season 2, Episode 7, Jim’s friend Charlie comes to the gallery with a gift. When Jim opens the box, he’s presented with a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989). The gallery owner is shocked by the subject matter and is at a loss for words. Will Jim sell this risqué piece?

In The Madness of Art video series, Jim Kempner, of Jim Kempner Fine Art, writes and creates episodes featuring important figures in the art world, such as artists, gallery directors, and art critics.


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