C/O Berlin / Berlin, Germany
A devil and a gentleman—Robert Mapplethorpe was both of these, in his life and in his work. He photographed the rich and famous and attained international renown for his highly stylised flower portraits and his unsettling pictures of New York’s gay scene in the 1980s. The book »Robert Mapplethorpe—Photographs«, published by Schirmer/Mosel Verlag, was produced to accompany a large-scale retrospective at C/O Berlin and contains a cross-section of Mapplethorpe’s entire oeuvre. The typographic design of the titles and chapter headings reflects the conflicts that characterise the artist’s work.