ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE AT THE GRAND PALAIS
Open to the public from today, and running in parallel to the Bill Viola show at the Grand Palais, is this major retrospective dedicated to Robert Mapplethorpe. Produced in collaboration with the Mapplethorpe Foundation, it is one of the largest retrospectives for this artist ever held in a museum. It covers Mapplethorpe’s entire career as a photographer, from the Polaroids of the early 1970s to the portraits from the late 1980s, touching on his sculptural nudes and still lifes, and sadomasochism via over 250 works. (Note that a parallel exhibition is currently on at the Musée Rodin, putting Mapplethorpe photographs in dialogue with Rodin sculptures).
>Until 13 July. >10am-10pm (8pm Sun, Mon). Closed Tue. >13€ / 9€ >Grand Palais, Clemenceau entrance, Avenue Winston Churchill, 8th. www.grandpalais.fr/