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In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe

<P>Carlos M&eacute;rida (Guatemalan, 1891-1984)<EM>People Dressed as Dogs for the Fiesta of Huchuenchis</EM>, 1939Color lithographThe Getty Research Institute&copy; Alma M&eacute;rida </P>

Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan, 1891-1984)
People Dressed as Dogs for the Fiesta of Huchuenchis, 1939
Color lithograph
The Getty Research Institute
© Alma Mérida

In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe
LOS ANGELES  •  Getty Center  •  Ongoing

A tastemaker and provocateur, Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989) ranks as one of the great photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. His highly stylized explorations of gender, race, and sexuality became hallmarks of the period and exerted a powerful influence on his contemporaries. Arranged chronologically, this one-gallery exhibition presents works—from his early mixed-media objects to his photographic portraits, nudes, and still lifes—that were jointly acquired in 2011 by the Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York City. This exhibition and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's concurrent show Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ mark this aquisition.

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